Tony Jaa and Dave Bautista joined Max Zhang in Ip Man spin-off
Something really ass-kicking cooking out there, let’s wait when the shooting starts. As Tony is currently busy with Triple Threat and Dave Bautista with Escape Plan 2 we can expect the film starts shooting somewhere this summer.
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During Cannes Festival Yuen Woo Ping announced that he will be directing Ip Man spin-off with Max Zhang as a lead. Max played character Cheung Tin Chi defeated by Ip Man with one-inch punch during a final fight in Ip Man 3.
Max Zhang, born as Zhang Jin, is a former wushu athlete who won the Best Supporting Actor at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards. He began his career as a stunt actor in notably in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as a stunt double for Zhang Ziyi. Later he shined in such martial arts movies as The Grandmaster, Rise of the Legend and SPL II: A Time for Consequences where he fought Tony Jaa and Wu Jing.
Very good achievement for such a short movie career! Max Zhang definitely has skills and we witness the raise of the new action star. So let’s wish him luck.
To remind you what he is capable of watch the fight from The Grandmaster movie where Max faces Zhang Ziyi.