RZA’s long-in-the-making kung fu homage The Man With the Iron Fists was a divisive film for action buffs, to say the least. Needless to say the general consensus is that the movie did not live up to its potential – and RZA is a better director than he his actor.
If you thought that RZA showed potential as a filmmaker, you may be in luck. Impact suggests that Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand sales on the movie have been solid, despite a poor performance in theaters. This has re-ignited Universal Pictures’ hopes for a possible direct-to-DVD (and On Demand) sequel, which the ending of the first film certainly left room for.
Updates: According to Impact (via KFC), a sequel titled Man with the Iron Fists 2: The Sting of the Scorpion has been shot. RZA is back as the star and scriptwriter, but this time around, Roel Reine (Death Race 2) is taking over the director’s chair. Dustin Nguyen (Once Upon a Time in Vietnam), Cary Tagawa (Tekken), Carl Ng (The Viral Factor), Ocean Hou (Man of Tai Chi) and Simon Yin (Supercapitalist) all have roles. Andrew Lin and Grace Huang are returning as the “Gemini Twins” from the original The Man With the Iron Fists. Man with the Iron Fists 2: The Sting of the Scorpion is set to be released at the end of the year.
BREAKING NEWS: Watch the first teaser trailer for Man with the Iron Fists 2: The Sting of the Scorpion. The teaser abruptly cuts off at the end, but a full version should be available soon. Stay tuned!