A sequel to Yuen Woo-Ping’s Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, is reportedly in the works according to the latest observations of the operator of Twitter handle, @AsianFilmStrike. Supposedly, the sequel’s budget will be substantially less than half that of the first film which stood at around $28 million; The film’s current global box office gross stands around $20 million according to Box Office Mojo.
Also featuring Michelle Yeoh and co-star/exec producer Dave Bautista with guest star Tony Jaa, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy headlines actor Max Zhang in spin-off capacity following up his pivotal character opposite Donnie Yen in the Wilson Yip’s thrice-over hit folkloric franchise take on iconic Wing Chun grandmaster, Ip Man, which is soon due for a fourth outing in July. Zhang will reportedly reprise the title Master Z role while it is yet be confirmed if Yuen will return to the helm.
Zhang will soon return to cinemas throughout Asia in Fruit Chan’s long-awaited martial arts crime thriller, The Invincible Dragon beginning this week. For my apparently prospective thoughts on Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, click here.