We here at Collider are happy to debut a new character poster for director Stephen Fung’s upcoming martial arts sequel Tai Chi Hero. The film is the second in a proposed trilogy that began with Tai Chi Zero and stars Jayden Yuan as Lu Chan, a man still trying to find his place in Chen Village. Everyone in the legendary town is a martial arts master, and the sequel finds Chan squaring off against a prodigal brother as his presence invokes a curse on the town.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film also stars Tony Leung, Ka Fai, Angelababy, Eddie Peng, Yu-Yen, Feng Shaofeng, Peter Stormare, and Daniel Wu. Tai Chi Hero opens in the U.S. on April 26th.
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Here’s the synopsis for Tai Chi Hero:
Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – she is the teacher, and he is the student – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death.
Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime.
The second in a trilogy from the creators of IP MAN and DETECTIVE DEE, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.