Wu Assassins: Standalone Movie Coming To Netflix

Netflix have confirmed that Wu Assassins will be continuing on the streamer with feature length standalone film Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance. 

Netflix have confirmed that Wu Assassins will be continuing on the streamer with feature length standalone film Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance.

 

In the original series, set in Chinatown, San Francisco, we follow Kai Jin, a chef at a restaurant where a botched order leads to him becoming entangled with the Chinese Triad and after an attempt to beat him up, he encounters a mystical spirit named Ying Ying, who gives Kai an item that turns him into the Wu Assassin, possessing the power of a thousand ancient monks in order to stop the impending threat of five Wu warlords that each possess supernatural powers of the five elements (Water, Fire, Wood, Earth and Metal) and they’re making their way to San Francisco.

 

The film, currently set to begin shooting in Thailand, sees the group reunite in Bangkok to avenge the death of one of their own, only to find that their new enemy is an ancient threat armed with otherworldly powers.

 

The first season of the series debut on Netflix in the summer of 2019, receiving positive reviews amongst critics and audiences (83%/82% on Rotten Tomatoes), though word on a followup has been pretty silent until recent weeks, if you follow some of the original cast members from the series on social media (particularly on Instagram), you knew that a return was secretly in development. The report from Variety states that according to an individual with knowledge of the series, the show could still potentially return for a second season or another standalone story. I hope that the Wu Assassins world does get to continue as I enjoyed the mythology and world-building in the first season (which you can read more on my review here).

 

Wu Assassins: Fists of Vengeance is written by Cameron Litvack, Jessica Chou and Yalun Tu, with Roel Reiné directing, with original stars Iko Uwais, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao and JuJu Chan Szeto starring alongside new additions Pearl Thusi, Francesca Corney, Jason Tobin and Rhatha Phongam.

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