The highly anticipated fourth installment of the popular Ip Man <葉問> franchise will be fighting its ways to theaters on December 20, 2019. Starring Donnie Yen (甄子丹), reprising his role as the legendary wing chun master, Ip Man arrives in the United States, and protects the dignity of Chinese Americans who are fighting against racism in America.
As the final sequel to Raymond Wong’s (黃百鳴) four-part Ip Man film series, Ip Man 4 is set in 1964, during the Vietnam War. Ip Man arrives in the United States to start a new life, but is disheartened when he witnesses widespread racism in his community. He defends his people, letting the world know that he is here to negotiate, but if they fight, he will retaliate.
The film will also cover the early beginnings of Bruce Lee (李小龍) Ip Man’s most well-known pupil, in America. Bruce Lee opens a wing chun school in San Francisco, which upsets the other local martial artists. Ip Man teaches Bruce Lee that he has to stand up for himself, to use Chinese martial arts as a way to tell others that they too deserve respect.
On playing Ip Man for the last time, Donnie said, “A generation has grown up with Ip Man. He represents the spirit and respect of what it means to be Chinese.”
The film will open in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan on December 20, 2019. OCTB <反黑> star Danny Chan Kwok-kwan (陳國坤) reprises his role as Bruce Lee.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.