Tony Jaa

  1. Hiroyuki Sanada, Rush Hour 3, 2006.     In the mix for the villain Kenji (with Vinnie Jones, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Wenzhuo Zhao) when director Brett Ratner’s Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker road show hit Paris. However, the Thai martial artist revelation of Ong-bak, 2002 (a great Chan fan),   was too busy prepping  two of his own sequels.
  2. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kickboxer: Vengeance, 2015 Owing to a  crowded schedule, Jaa  had to quit the Kickboxer reboot, leading JCVD returning to his 1988 roots. This  time he was the mentor of his previous character, Eric Sloane – played here by UK action star Darren Shahlavi… who died soon after shooting was completed. 

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