The burning question that I'm sure fans of the martial arts genre is dying to know is if Jacke Chan will fight Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom, an upcoming fantasy film currently in production. According to Jackie Chan's official site on his May 9th blog entry, Jackie talks about their first on-screen duel:
Today I finally “fought” with Jet Li. Although we have known each other for so many years, we have never fought with each other, but the short fight that we filmed today went very smoothly. It was as if we were brothers from the same kung fu school; every movement, punch, and kick was smooth – we could anticipate each others' moves, timing, and rhythm. I felt like I used to feel when I fought with Sammo Hung or Yuen Biao. Whether it was eye-contact, a facial expression, or a turn, we were very much in harmony and it was really terrific!
Although I hadn’t worked with our action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping in many years, all of us worked so well together that what was supposed to be a day-long filming was accomplished in just a few hours.
People always ask who would win in a fight between Jet Li and me. Since this is my diary, I will of course say that Jet Li would win ha ha ha! I always insist that you can learn something from everyone you meet no matter if he’s an unskilled laborer or a superstar. Chinese expression: “When three people get together, one can be my teacher.”
As a big fan of both these talented action star, I been longing to see this dream match-up happen for years. Jackie's comment on the fight got me very excited like a giggly school girl clamouring over a boy band. Another reason I'm excited is legendary action cheorgrapher Yuen Woo Ping is onboard who never fails to impress me. Here's hoping these guys can recapture the magic as in the heydays when Hong Kong action films were the f-ing $#!t