Action superstar Donnie Yen shared a heartfelt message for actor Simu Liu about starring in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, “Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Asian representation: Australian martial artist and host Andy Trieu conducted a virtual interview with Yen and uploaded a clip of the conversation to social media on Aug. 17.
“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character.
Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.
Donnie Yen is joining Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4,” the film’s director Chad Stahelski recently confirmed.
The announcement: Stahelski said they are looking forward to working with the 57-year-old Hong Kong actor in the film’s fourth installment, Deadline exclusively reported.
Hong Kong director Benny Chan Muk-sing, whose known works include the 1996 film “Big Bullet” and the 2004 “New Police Story” reboot, passed away on Sunday at 58 years old.
Ailing auteur: Chan has reportedly been suffering from nasopharyngeal cancer (nose cancer), reports Yahoo News.
Actor Donnie Yen will produce and star in “Golden Empire,” a crime thriller centered on a notorious drug kingpin wanted by the U.S. and Mexican governments.
The film is set to explore the complexities of the Chinese Mexican character, who hits the top of the most wanted list in both countries.
Martial arts star Donnie Yen recently celebrated Hong Kong’s handover to China, sparking heavy criticism from fans and renewed calls to #BoycottMulan.
Pro-Beijing post: Yen, who plays Commander Tung in Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan remake, becomes the film’s second cast member along with lead Liu Yifei to spark backlash from fans.
Niki Caro, director of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Mulan,” has admitted that her jaw dropped after witnessing Donnie Yen’s martial arts skills on set.
The 53-year-old director told AsiaOne that Yen’s astonishing display of swordsmanship was so quick that she had to shoot the scene again in slow motion.
Donnie Yen, the 56-year-old star of the hit “Ip Man” franchise, made a donation of 1 million Hong Kong dollars (around $128,600) to medical workers fighting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan.
The announcement was made in a 28-second Weibo video where he thanked those who are fighting on the front lines against the COVID-19 outbreak, which is believed to have originated from a wet market in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province of China, according to South China Morning Post.
Donnie Yen, star of the “Ip Man” franchise and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is one of the many multi-million dollar actors to come from Hong Kong, but it has not always been easy.
Speaking to Taiwan GQ, the 56-year-old actor only had 100 Hong Kong dollars ($12) under his name while he was a struggling film director and had to rely on his production team for food, according to South China Morning Post.
First, it was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; then, it was the bottle-flipping craze; now, celebrities are jumping on the bottle cap challenge.
The viral social media trend challenges participants try to unscrew the top of a bottle with a roundhouse kick without knocking the object over.
The search for the titular role for Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” has allegedly begun, and the studio is already looking at its short-list of actors for the part, which includes “Aquaman” star Ludi Lin for the spot.
Lin’s desire to lead the first-ever Asian-centric superhero film and his martial arts training plus his track record of starring in many famous franchises including DC’s “Aquaman,” Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” and the 2017 “Power Rangers” reboot has put him in Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige’s radar, according to That Hashtag Show.