HK action star Donnie Yen announces new 'Ip Man 5' movie

Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen is set to work on three new action films. — Photo: Handout

Back in 2019, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen said that he was ready for something new after playing the role of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in four movies spanning 11 years.

But it seems that his journey in the series has not yet ended, for a fifth instalment was unveiled by Mandarin Motion Pictures at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18.

Yen, 59, confirmed the news with a poster shared to his 2.8 million followers on Instagram.

At press time, the actor's post has gained well over 285,000 likes, and the numbers are still increasing.

Many fans replied saying they were curious to know how the story would go as Ip Man had apparently died in what was supposedly the last film back in 2019.

Netizens speculated that the new movie could be a flashback of the character's past or maybe set in a parallel universe.

Details for the film are scarce, and it is uncertain when the movie will hit cinemas.

According to Sin Chew Daily, the decision for a fifth instalment was made following the success of the previous films.

Ip Man 4: The Finale, released in December 2019, collected around USD239mil (RM1.09bil) at the box office.

The franchise collectively grossed over USD426mil (RM1.94bil) at the worldwide box office, as per Collider.

Fresh off the success of John Wick: Chapter 4, Yen will also star in two more films including Flash Point Resurgence, a sequel to Flash Point led by the actor in 2007, and Misjudgement.

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