For years, movie fans in China have been well versed in the action-comedy movies of Stephen Chow. But while other Chinese stars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li had found stardom in America, there was once doubt that Chow’s movies would find the same reception. That changed in 2004 when Kung Fu Hustle hit American theaters. The story of a poor young man pretending to be part of a gang in order to menace the residents of a Chinese ghetto became a hit with critics and fans alike. Now it is going to release the movie Kung Fu Hustle 2.
16 years after Kung Fu Hustle gained a following in the United States came to an announcement by Chow that a sequel was in the works. So far, there isn’t much known for certain about what fans can expect from a Kung Fu Hustle 2, but we’ve done our best to piece together a few things that we know to be true.
Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow will return
The original Kung Fu Hustle was written and directed by Stephen Chow, so it’s not a major surprise that he’ll be at the helm of the franchise’s newest entry. The original Kung Fu Hustle was released back on December 23, 2004. While Chow originally made his name in his native China as an actor, making television appearances as far back as the early 1980s, he’s turned his eye more toward directing in recent years. His first turn behind the camera came in 1994’s From Beijing with Love, but he truly burst onto the American movie landscape with the cult classic Shaolin Soccer in 2001.
Three years later, Kung Fu Hustle made its way into theaters, forcing American audiences to take notice of what Chinese moviegoers had known for years. The movie earned nearly universal praise from American reviewers, with the Washington Post describing it as having “Buster Keaton’s gymnastic inventiveness, Sergio Leone’s tough-guy posturing, and the Three Stooges antic madness.” Now more than a decade later, fans are itching to see what Chow has up his sleeve next.
As of now, there is no official announcement or specific release date for Kung Fu Hustle 2. However, Actor-Director Stephen Chow confirmed that the sequel is in progress but they didn’t give any details about the release of the movie.
At least we’re getting another movie after waiting for more than a decade. Fans are also excited and looking forward to the new movie.
Chow also said that there will be a foreign background in the 2nd film, while the original film was set in China and a sequel to 2004 Kung Fu Hustle is on the cards.
The Cast of Kung Fu Hustle 2
Most of the cast members are more special than the main characters. Most of the members added charm to the Kung Fu Hustle original movie while the Kung Fu Hustle 2 movie expects to have new members also remaining the previous movie actors active with a female lead in it.
The main question is, will Chow remain the main lead role in the upcoming sequel? One fan asked him if he’ll be in the movie to which he replied, “Can I? What do you think?”
However, it has been confirmed that in the new sequel Stephen Chow will not be the main lead, but he will appear in the movie.
Here are the names of the original cast members of Kung Fu Hustle including Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Kwok Kuen Chan, Bruce Leung, and many other side characters.
Kung Fu Hustle 2 Plot
The original Kung Fu Hustle movie was filled with many unpredictable yet creative storylines consisting of comedy plots, some serious situations with a lot of drama and action, and also some quality martial arts scenes in the movie were very impressive.
Kung Fu Hustle 2, a Chinese Martial Art movie is going to be very different but it’ll be so worth watching. The second part is just not a sequel but also it is going to reboot the main movie. And also, it has more entertaining scenes and some comedic drama in it.