Donnie Yen returns as the Grandmaster of Kung Fu in Ip Man 4 teaser trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Tighten your belt, clear your mind, and please take off your shoes before walking onto the mat, because Well Go USA Entertainment has unleashed a trailer tease for IP MAN 4: THE FINALE. Based on the life and times of the world-famous Kung Fu master Ip Man (as played by Donnie Yen), the latest chapter in the Ip Man saga finds the Grandmaster traveling to the United States where his student has upset the local matial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.

For those of you who're unfamiliar with the martial arts method of Wing Chun, it's a traditional Southern Chinese Kung Fu (wushu) style and a form of self-defense, known to many as "beautiful springtime." By trading raw power for a gentler technique, Wing Chun emphasizes the use of soft and quick arm and leg movements to defeat one's opponent. According to Wing Chun lore, the soft-touch style was created by Ng Mui, who introduced the technique to her students as a way of defending themselves from unwanted advances.

IP MAN 4: THE FINALE (originally titled YIP MAN 4), will be directed by IP MAN franchise helmer Wilson Yip from a script penned by Hiroshi Fukazawa (THE MYTH, DEVELOPMENT HELL) and Edmond Wong, who previously wrote the original IP MAN as well as it's sequels, IP MAN 2 and IP MAN 3.

Set to star in IP MAN 4: THE FINALE is the Grandmaster himself, Donnie Yen. Joining Yen for the latest chapter of the IP MAN saga are Scott Adkins (DOCTOR STRANGE, THE EXPENDABLES 2: BACK FOR WAR) as Barton Geddes, and Kowk-Kwan Chan (KU FU HUSTLE, SHOALIN SOCCER) as the legendary Bruce Lee.

Do you want to hear the best part about all of this? IP MAN 4: THE FINALE is coming to theaters on December 25th! That's right, folks! It's an Ip Man Christmas and everyone is invited to get their ass kicked the multiple-time world wushu tournament champion himself! Bring your mouth guard, and pray for a swift defeat.

Source: Well Go USA Entertainment

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.