MCM London Comic Con’s latest special guest is one of top action stars and a true martial arts legend – Donnie Yen! Recently starring on our screens as Star Wars: Rogue One’s blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe, Yen is an acclaimed actor, director, producer and fight choreographer as well as a champion martial artist.
We’re delighted to announce that Donnie Yen will be appearing on the MyM Buzz stage at noon on Friday 26 May and will be giving a panel in the Upper Platinum suite at 15:00 on Saturday; he will also be meeting fans and signing autographs on both those days.
Donnie Yen has long dominated the Chinese film scene as both a superstar leading man and as a director of his own high octane brand of movie martial arts. He’s appeared in a host of hit movies, including the hugely successful Ip Man franchise, which tells the story of Bruce Lee’s martial arts teacher. Ip Man also reunited Donnie Yen with Sammo Hung and Simon Yam, his co-stars in 2005 cop thriller SPL: Sha Po Lang.
Meanwhile, Donnie Yen’s Hollywood career recently saw him star alongside Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, a role that further ensured his star status in America. He also appeared in and acted as fight choreographer on Guillermo del Toro’s cult favourite vampire actioner Blade II. To recognise his importance in the film industry, Donnie was honoured with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Donnie Yen’s other big screen credits include 2007 Hong Kong Film Award winner Flash Point; Shanghai Affairs; Dragon Tiger Gate; 14 Blades; Kung Fu Jungle; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel Sword of Destiny and Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, which sees Yen star in a role made famous by Bruce Lee in the 1972 classic Fist of Fury.
— This news story is for May 2017’s MCM London Comic Con —