UPDATE: Director WILSON YIP officially confirmed some details regarding the plot of IP MAN 4 stating:

“In Ip Man 4, I’m inclined to show how Ip Man views his relationship with Bruce Lee. [The story] won’t be just about Ip Man. How in reality did Chinese martial arts practitioners live after they went overseas in the 1960s and ’70s? [The film will explore this] through Lee and his martial arts school the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, and his relationship with Ip.”

If scheduling is not in the way, Yip preferred choice is to have DANNY CHAN KWOK KWAN reprise his ‘Ip Man 3’ role as ‘Bruce Lee’, who will have “a very important presence” in the new film.

‘Ip Man 4’ is set to start production in March 2018 with a planned release at the end of that year.

SOURCE: SCMP

UPDATE: DONNIE YEN recently revealed to Oriental Daily that production is set to start in March 2018. Yen stated:

“Director Wilson Yip is getting the script together right now. Production should start in March of next year, because that’s when we all have time in our schedules. I’ve saved that slot for Ip Man 4 already.”

UPDATE: Take your FIRST look at the Teaser Poster!

Filming will begin in early 2018 with YUEN WOO PING also returning as fight choreographer.

UPDATE: Looks like we have confirmation from DONNIE YEN himself that IP MAN 4 is OFFICIALLY happening with WILSON YIP set to return as director!

It looks like IP MAN 4 went from a ‘possibility’ to REALITY. The project is nothing short of confirmed with these promo posters popping up at CANNES.

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Although nothing was officially announced, director WILSON YIP and star DONNIE YEN will most likely return. Yen even joked about bringing on Thai martial arts star TONY JAA on-board for ‘Ip Man 4’ while on the set of their upcoming blockbuster ‘XXX: Return Of Xander Cage’.

Stay tuned for an official announcement soon!