Finally, emerging from the mists is the first trailer for Netfilx’s sequel film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (formerly “The Green Legend”). The film comes from director and renowned martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping (Tai Chi Master, Drunken Master, so many more just educate yourself), and stars the forever awesome Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role from the original film as Yu Shu-Lien, as well as Donnie Yen (who will also be appearing in Rogue One) as Silent Wolf.
There are a few questionable things regarding the music choice for the trailer as well as the English (is it dubbed? Please Lord no … or is it just in English, because Netflix is afraid people won’t read subtitles?), but the actual fight scenes and the styling look pretty masterful. Check it out below:
Ultimately, in Yuen Wo-Ping I trust. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny will premiere on Netflix and in IMAX theaters Friday, February 26, 2016.
Here’s the film’s synopsis and more information:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny tells an epic story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1& 2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Lady) as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen (Ip Man 1&2, Monkey King 3D) as Silent Wolf.
Based on the acclaimed novel, Iron Knight, Silver Vase, by Wang Dulu (book 5 in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy) and written by John Fusco (Marco Polo) the new film is produced by Harvey Weinstein (Academy Award winner – The King’s Speech, The Artist) and Peter Berg (Emmy Award winner – Friday Night Lights; Lone Survivor, Hancock) and Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights; Lone Survivor, Hancock) and executive produced by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, The Imitation Game), Ralph Winter (X-Men franchise), Anthony Wong and Bey Logan (The Medallion).
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny also stars Harry Shum Jr (Glee, Revenge of the Green Dragons), Jason Scott Lee (Seventh Son, Hawaii Five-O), Roger Yuan (Bulletproof Monk), Eugenia Yuan (Revenge of the Green Dragons) and newcomer Natasha Liu Bordizzo.