In 2006, martial artist Jet Li announced that Fearless would be his "last wushu film." This led to a flurry of speculation and demands for clarification. Would he no longer act in films or just period films? Would he no longer perform the wushu kung fu that made him famous? And just what exactly is wushu anyway?
Well here's what I, a poor ignorant Caucasian, (think I) know: wushu is a form of martial arts that comprises various different fighting styles and techniques that Li employs throughout his movies. In Fearless, his character practices and trains other to fight in that style as well as how to treat wushu as a way of life.
Those questions about Li's dedication to making more "wushu films" have resurfaced again now that director Tsui Hark is talking with him about starring in a remake of the famous and ultra-popular martial arts period epic Dragon Inn. And according to the Playlist, that remake will be in 3D and is slated to start shooting in September.