|Aaron Kwok monkeys around during THE MONKEY KING premiere|
|Gong Li will play the White Bone Spirit|
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|Aaron Kwok announces that he will play THE MONKEY KING|
|THE MONKEY KING from make up to action took a lot out of Donnie Yen|
|Donnie Yen turns down THE MONKEY KING 2|
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Aaron Kwok Fu Sing will replace Donnie Yen Chi Tan in THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HONG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) in the role of the Monkey King Sun Wukong. This film will open in the Year of the Monkey Lunar New Year in 2016. Sing Sing yesterday morning could not wait to make the announcement on Weibo.
Sing Sing took part in THE MONKEY KING (SAI YAU GEI ji DAI LAU TIN GUNG), in which he played the Bull Demon King and traded blows with the Yen Chi Tan played Sun Wukong. The film was a big box office hit that made over 1 billion. Filmko decided to make a sequel. When reporters asked Yen Chi Tan if he would play Sun Wukong again, he shook his head and said it was too tough. Reportedly Filmko kept trying to persuade Chi Tan to perform, but he had a scheduling conflict with CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2. Reportedly they could not even agree on the salary . Who would play Sun Wukong remained a mystery.
Yesterday morning Kwok Fu Sing gave a hint and posted a picture of a little monkey writing "I want to save the world". He replied, "Let me help you finish that mission!" Yesterday he gave even more hint, posting the 2016 MONKEY KING 2 poster. "Think, think and think some more......" Seemingly he was already ready to take over the role of Sun Wukong.
Reportedly Sing Sing has already accepted the challenge of playing Sun Wukong. He has already been in secret training for awhile. Yesterday he finally announced the news. THE MONKEY KING 2 will start production at the end of the month in Wuxi. Reportedly other actors will include Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li.