Preparations are going strong for the third and apparently final installment of Dimitri Logothetis‘ Kickboxer reboot trilogy and some major casting possibilities arose last week.
It looks like aside from Alain Moussi returning as series hero Kurt Sloane, it is looking like Mike Tyson will be reprising his role from this year’s sequel, Kickboxer: Retaliation. However, it is new casting rumors that have been going wild and they include a South Indian actor and an actor meant to appear in the original reboot.
Punjabi actor and producer Ranjha Vikram Singh, who appeared in 2014’s Heropanti alongside Tiger Shroff, met with producer Rob Hickman and even had the chance to meet Tyson himself. Singh then confirmed that he has met with Hickman about appearing in the newly named Kickboxer: Armageddon and talks have begun. Aside from his skills as an actor, Singh is a trained boxer so his skills could help in the fight action of the film.
The source who revealed Singh’s meeting also dropped a bombshell, which for now, should be taken with a grain of salt. The source revealed that Thai action star Tony Jaa, who was originally cast in the role to eventually be played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in Kickboxer: Vengeance and Kickboxer: Retaliation, is actually planning to join the cast of Armageddon. If in fact, Jaa is joining the cast, this can prove to be one action-packed finale. Jaa recently appeared in XxX: Return of Xander Cage and will next be seen in the Hong Kong action thriller Paradox.
More as these news develop. Kickboxer: Armageddon is scheduled to begin production next month for a 2018 release.