If you can’t wait the two weeks to see writer/director/star RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists, perhaps this animated prequel will suffice for now. Narrated by RZA, the short follows the Blacksmith (RZA) traveling on his path to China and shows that not all of the fighting is confined to Jungle Village. While it’s more of a compilation of concept art than actual animated film, it’s got a great feel to it (similar to Afro Samurai) and even establishes a history between the Blacksmith and one of the other characters from the feature film.
Also starring Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Cung Le and David Bautista, The Man with the Iron Fists opens November 2nd. Hit the jump to check out the prequel.
Here’s the new animated prequel for RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists:
Studio: Universal Pictures