'The Rise of Phoenixes' season 2 remains a distant dream, but Chen Kun has a new movie we are excited about

There are petitions, written-in requests and even touching social media posts that rave about ‘The Rise of Phoenixes' and request Netflix for another season


                            'The Rise of Phoenixes' season 2 remains a distant dream, but Chen Kun has a new movie we are excited about

'The Rise of Phoenixes' is one of the most watched shows in the world, and with season 2 of the show still unconfirmed by Netflix, fans are trying their best to get the streaming giant's attention, and let them know that there are many takers for new episodes of the epic Chinese drama. There are petitions, written-in requests and even touching social media posts that rave about 'The Rise of Phoenixes' and request another season.



 

 



 

There are many reasons for us to love this show, from the sheer opulence of the sets, to the intricate story-telling, but for many, it is the sincerity and honesty with which the lead actors Chen Kun and Ni Ni play the roles of Ning Yi and Feng Zhiwei, respectively, that worked the most. Most of us miss seeing these two brilliant actors on screen and while we would love for them to embody the beloved Ning Yo and Fen Zhiwei, we will take what we can get.

It has come to our attention that Kun will soon be seen in the upcoming movie 'The Weary Poet', helmed by filmmaker Xu Haofeng, best known for making movies that present martial arts in a more realistic and less glamorized manner that it usually is. Haofeng’s newest project is yet another Wuxia film, which will star Zhou Xun – one of the Four Dan Actresses of China – along with Kun, one of the most sought-after actors in the industry.

Chen Kun and Ni Ni as Ning Yi and Feng Zhiwei (Twitter)
Chen Kun and Ni Ni as Ning Yi and Feng Zhiwei (Twitter)

Xun will play the role of Wen Sanchun, while Kun will portray Ye Motian, a wandering hero. Sanchun, a trusted subordinate of the crown prince, pretends to be swordsman on the run from assassins. She gets saved by Motian, after which they escape together to find Anda, a Yuan rebel commander and Motian’s foster father. After learning that Sanchun is here to persuade the rebels to surrender, they find themselves in deep trouble, with Motian even getting branded as a criminal.

Actor Kun Chen during a portrait session at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2013, in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actor Kun Chen during a portrait session at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2013, in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Zhou Xun attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017, in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Zhou Xun attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017, in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

While we are yet to be graced with a release date or even a trailer for 'The Weary Poet', the compelling first stills of the movie have been shared by Cfen. The movie also stars the talented Song Jia, Geng Le and Huang Jue.