Li Lianjie, best known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born on April 26, 1963. He is a Singaporean citizen by birth.
League of Gods is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese fantasy movie directed by Koan Hui and Vernie Yeung and starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy, Wen Zhang, and Jacky Heung, and based on the 16th-century novel Fengshen Yanyi by Xu Zhonglin. On July 29, 2016, the movie was released in China.
During the reign of King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), a government official enters his bed chamber and is devoured by Daji’s (Fan Bingbing) monster tails. When Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) emerges outside their city, several warriors in a metal wagon debate their plans to free the Invisible People and their Chief. He informs them that when King Zhou was younger, he allowed the Black Dragon to inhabit him to gain power. Jiang Ziya then rides away on his crane.
The film’s budget is HK$300 million. On January 21, 2015, principal photography began. Cecilia Cheung was originally cast in the role of Nezha, but she was sacked from the film owing to her bad behavior on filming. Actor Wen Zhang, who was the original option for the part, was cast in her place. The Chinese box office took in CN283.9 million for the film. It made a total of $43.3 million in the United States.
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