Blade of the 47 Ronin extended clip reminds you of the sequel you forgot was coming

Last Updated on November 1, 2022

Here’s a sequel I’m willing to bet you forgot was coming, because I certainly did. It was announced over two years ago that Universal Pictures was developing a sequel to 47 Ronin, the 2013 action/fantasy movie that starred Keanu Reeves as a half-Japanese, half-English outcast who joins forces with a group of ronin out to avenge the death of their master. The film was one of the biggest box-office bombs of the year, which made the announcement of a sequel all the more puzzling, but here we are. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have released an extended clip from Blade of the 47 Ronin, which you can check out above.

Just what is Blade of the 47 Ronin about? Take us away, official synopis! “An evil witch named Yurei, whose ancestor was slain by one of the 47 Ronin, has surfaced in modern day Budapest determined to have his revenge,” reads the description. “Yurei seeks to completely destroy all samurai by uniting both halves of the powerful Tengu Sword. A prophecy claims only a descendant of the original 47 Ronin can wield the blade and defeat this great evil. The samurai are shocked when Lord Shinshiro identifies a streetwise New Yorker named Luna as the one who was prophesied. He charges ronin Reo and apprentice Onami with training Luna to be the hero they desperately need. With most of the samurai lords dead or missing, and a traitor hiding among them, the remaining warriors must summon all of their skills as martial arts masters to combat Yurei’s mystic magic and fulfill their destiny.” The 47 Ronin sequel stars Anna Akana, Mark Dacascos, Teresa Ting, Dustin Nguyen, Mike Moh, and Chris Pang.

This isn’t the first unexpected sequel that Universal has in store, as they will also release R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned next month, a sequel to the 2013 movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. Blade of the 47 Ronin is now available on Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray, as well as On Demand.

Source: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

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