New ‘Man with the Iron Fists’ Character Trailers: Meet the Warriors of Jungle Village [Updated]

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA (that’s pronounced “Rizza,” by the way) will be making his feature -film directorial debut this fall with The Man with the Iron Fists – a love-letter to the producer/rapper/actor’s favorite genre of film: the martial arts actioner. While the usual debates are raging in regards to whether or not RZA – along with consulting buddies Eli Roth (Hostel) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) – has crafted a quality Kung Fu flick, after viewing the trailers for the film (not to mention dozens of images), one thing is abundantly clear: this movie has some pretty colorful characters.

Paying homage to wide range of martial arts and/or anime films (too many for this writer to recognize them all), Man with the Iron Fists will feature everything from a cabal of Lion warriors, to the titular iron-fisted blacksmith played by RZA himself. The lastest Man with the Iron Fists character trailers focus on said warriors: the cowboy samurai known as “Jack Knife” (Russell Crowe), the high-kicking Bronze Lion (Cung Le), Lucy Liu’s bladed-fan-wielding “Madame Blossom,” and the impervious warrior “Brass Body” (Dave Bautista).

Check out the “Jack Knife” promo above, and the “Blacksmith,”  “Brass Body,” “Bronze Lion” and “Madam Blossom” promos, below:

If you’re wondering what drew Oscar-winner Russell Crowe to this type of project: He and RZA worked together on Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, and bonded over their shared love of music (Crowe has been in making music professionally since the 1980s). As for Bautista: keeping in step with his predecessors, the former WWE star has made the natural transition into TV/Film acting, with his most (noteworthy?) roles being Scorpion King 3 and Vin Diesel’s upcoming threequel, Riddick. Each man’s respective character echoes warriors long featured in the pantheon of Kung Fu flicks, with Brass Body in particular recalling the “Toad-style” master from Five Deadly Venoms.

(Hip-hop fans: remember that FDV monologue about toad style that serves as the opening to Wu-Tang’s “Mystery of Chessboxin’” track? RZA’s love for the character has clearly been gestating for some time.)

Russell Crowe Lucy Liu in Man with the Iron Fists New Man with the Iron Fists Character Trailers: Meet the Warriors of Jungle Village [Updated]

Will you be partaking in the Kung Fu fighting fun? Or is this not your cup of tea?

Man with the Iron Fists will be in theaters on November 2, 2012.

Sources: Universal Pictures

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  1. I have to see this movie. No idea if it’s going to be good or bad but I must see it.

  2. Add Bautista’s small role as a Kryptonian in Smallville and his leading man role in the straight to DVD release Wrong Side Of Town to his acting credits because honestly, they’re all as noteworthy as each other at this point unless Riddick or MWTIF break out huge.

    He’s also an official, legit MMA fighter since his winning debut on October 6th.

    Can’t wait for this movie to see how OTT it gets.

  3. Not of usual interest here. I would never see this but for Russell.
    I will not be alone in that and for that RZA can thank his buddy.

    • I honestly never rated Russell Crowe as an actor. He’s like Shia LeBeouf (without being as annoying as Shia) and George Clooney in a way because I just don’t see what the fuss is about with him.

      I’m only gonna see this because it looks interesting and because I like Bautista (I used to staff his official website years ago).

      • Everything you just said, to me, is so ridiculous.

        • I second that I don’t see how Dazz compares the great Russel Crowe with acting jokes like LeBeouf and Batista.

          • I never compared Crowe to Batista because the guy isn’t much of an actor at all, I just mentioned that I used to staff his official website back when he was a pro wrestler.

            As for Crowe/LeBeouf…..I think both are crap actors and the fact that my opinion is ridiculed by people whose opinions don’t matter at all to me is immature beyond belief. People are allowed to dislike whatever you like and vice versa, you do know that, right?

            • Lol, they obviously mattered budy

    • Good point, Russel is part of my motivation to watch this as well

  4. russel crowe seems to have a satiric role ,with dry humour. but i would watch it not just for one but there are 5 resons. 1. rza -very good hip hop composer and mastermind and martial arts fanatic from -wu tang clan. 2. eli roth- like this guy and his movies,right now he is the master of the horror and goregenre. 3. quentin tarantino presents it,but i don´t know if he is producing or helped at the script, but i´m a tarantino fan,mustn´t say more to that. 4. i love 70s shaw brothers kung fu movies like -36 chambers of the shaolin-,-the 18 bronce fighters 1 and 2-, from 90s – tai chi- and – a chinese ghost story- and -the 13 sons of the yellow dragon(70s classic). 5. all characters look like their were badass kung fu fighters,some supernatural warriors, a lion(they really look fiercy and wildhaired)gang, a hyaen gang with foul teeth, an american or english warrior which outfit and weapon looks steampunk and lots of sexy kung fu killer ladys. that were alone for me 5 rgood reasons to watch the movie.

  5. Thanks for the post Mr. Outlaw, this looks to have potential to be a fun martial arts piece. You forgot Brass Lion’s character trailer played by UFC superstar Cung Le (Fighting, Pandorum). Below is the link for those that are interested.

  6. the great words of -kofi outlaw- : ´know what you are talking about,before you talk´. hahahahahahaha

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