Tuesday, August 4, 2009

[2009.08.05] HUANG XIAOMING JOINS IP MAN 2

courtesy of takungpao.com

According to Huayi's latest news, the Wilson Yip Wai Shun directed, Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred gong fu film IP MAN 2 will officially start production next week. Producer Raymond Wong Pak Ming revealed that the Mainland top young actor Huang Xiaoming will join the film as Ip Man's senior disciple, gong fu expert Huang Jin.

Since the sequel with the original cast and crew started, heavyweight actors kept joining the cast. In the sequel an important character, Ip Man's senior disciple Huang Jin, has already been confirmed to be Huang Xiaoming. Ip Man in the first film never accepted any disciple and will develop this relationship this film. Huang Xiaoming will be fighting on the screen. IP MAN 2 will also be another big screen performance for Huang Xiaoming after THE MESSAGE and JIAN GUO DA YE.

Ip Man's Hong Kong senior disciple Huang Jin was based on famous martial art Wong Shun Leung. Among Ip Man's disciple he loved dueling with others the most and never lost. Wong Pak Ming revealed that in the film Huang Jin will be righteous and obsessed with martial arts, but due to his impulsive character he will often get into trouble. Because of him the duel between Wing Tsun and Hung Kuen will start. For this character the team studied many Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan stars and finally chose Huang Xiaoming. Aside from Huang Xiaoming, Sammo Hung Kam Bo and Kent Cheng Juk Si will appear. Hong Kong's youngest world wushu champion To Yu Hin and former child action star Sik Siu Lung will also join the cast.

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