Netflix 'Fistful of Vengeance': 5 things you did not know about Iko Uwais

The Wu Assassins are back for revenge in a thrilling saga that could save the world


                            Netflix 'Fistful of Vengeance': 5 things you did not know about Iko Uwais
Iko Uwais as Kai Jin in 'Fistful of Vengeance' (Netflix)
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It's already February and to get all our adrenaline flowing Netflix is coming out with a brand new movie that will have you all worked up with excitement! 'Fistful of Vengeance' joins the roster as a follow-up to one of the streaming giant's hit shows.

The Netflix movie is a continuation of the thrill-filled fantasy action thriller series 'Wu Assassins' and will pick up right where Season 1 left off. Filled with cool action sequences and supernatural drama, the show that revolves around martial arts is the perfect watch for action lovers and the movie looks to be bigger and better. If you're wondering what makes it so good then don't look further as it's the cast that is trained in martial arts that is the icing on the cake. So read on to know more about them!

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Iko Uwais as Kai Jin

Iko Uwais is an Indonesian actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, and martial artist. His foray into acting began in 2007 when he was discovered by director Gareth Evans, who while filming a documentary about silat, a form of martial arts in Uwais's training hall, noticed his natural charisma and great camera presence. This led to him casting Uwais as in the leading role for his first martial art movie 'Merantau'.

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His second movie was ' The Raid' in 2012 which was hailed by critics and audiences in various festivals as one of the best martial art movies in years. His other works include 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Mile 22', 'Triple Threat' and more. Uwais plays the lead in Netflix's 'Wu Assassins' and will reprise the role of Kai Jin in its upcoming movie 'Fistful of Vengeance'.

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JuJu Chan as Zan Hui

Juju Chan is a Hong Kong-born American actress, martial artist, singer, and writer. Her interest in martial arts began at the young age of 10 with the actress pursuing it well into adulthood as well. She is skilled at Shotokan karate, wushu, Hung Ga, Wing Chun, ITF Taekwondo, nunchaku, and muay Thai, so her fans sometimes refer to her as the 'female Bruce Lee'. Chan also modeled as a teen and entered the film industry after receiving her master's degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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Her works include 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny', 'Savage Dog', 'Lumina', 'Hit Girls', and more. She appeared in 'Wu Assassins' as a recurring character and will be seen reprising her role of Triad lieutenant Zan Hui in the upcoming movie as well


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Other cast members

The rest of the cast consists of Lewis Tan as Lu Xin Lee, Lawrence Kao as Tommy Wah, Jason Tobin as Dr. William Pan, and Pearl Thusi as Adaku.

'Fistful of Vengeance' is set to be released on February 17, 2022. You can watch it on Netflix.