See the sword-swinging new trailer for 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny'
In the new trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, subtitled The Sword of Destiny, Michelle Yeoh reprises her role as the skilled swordsman Yu Shu Lien, the hero of Ang Lee’s 2000 Oscar-winning martial-arts epic. But this time she’s trying her hand at mentoring a young martial arts prodigy named Silver Dart Shi, played by actual Taekwondo and kung fu champion, JuJu Chan.
In the trailer, Yu Shu Lien is training Silver Dart Shi to wield the legendary sword from the first film, the Green Destiny. The training is made more urgent due to the fact that the warlord Hades Dai (Jason Scott Lee) covets the sword as well. Silver Dart Shi’s love interest Tiefang (Harry Shum Jr.) gets mixed up in the action, too, when he takes the Green Destiny to fight Hades Dai’s forces.
Of course, in typical Crouching Tiger fashion, the new preview is filled with gorgeous, gravity-defying fight scenes. Tiefang in particular has a particularly awe-inducing scene in which he kicks up sheets of ice from a frozen lake.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny will play in several IMAX theaters, opening Feb. 26, the same day that it begins streaming on Netflix.