While RZA is known to many as one of the members of legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan, he has also been steadily building up a career for himself in the film community over time. Having been composing songs for various soundtracks since 1995, and having made his acting debut in director Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai in 1999, he has become a veteran of the industry, so his shift to the director’s chair came as little surprise to those who had been following his career. That shift came with a project titled The Man With the Iron Fists, on which RZA also takes co-screenplay writing duties with Eli Roth, as well as an onscreen role, where he is joined by Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, and Osric Chau. Ahead of the film’s release in American theatres in two weeks, an animated prequel to the movie has now been released, and can be seen below.
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