Action Fans Go Toe-to-Toe with Movie Icons at the Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
On a mission to elevate fan-made content to blockbuster status, Justice For Hire (JFH) has partnered with The Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza to kick off San Diego Comic-Con with a challenge: whoever makes the best martial arts scene will get featured on the panel alongside action film icons.
“The Kung Fu Extravaganza Challenge aligns with Justice For Hire’s mission of making the entertainment industry more accessible and inclusive to the fans who ultimately fund the studios’ ability to dictate culture for better or worse,” said JFH creator and Tai Chi world champion Jan Lucanus. “We’re calling upon all martial artists to create their own action scenes.”
JFH is a cinematic universe starring fans. Scenes created on the JFH app fuel the Justice For Hire series; fans create their own characters on the app and star in the Justice For Hire series alongside professional actors, world-renowned martial artists, and pro fighters.
“As a long time fan, supporter, and participant in the Justice for Hire media universe, it was always a pleasure to welcome Jan Lucanus and his inventive concept to the live stage of my San Diego Comic Con Kung Fu Extravaganza; and even more so this year with a special contest to see which JFH-er can make the best kung fu film short for our 24th annual event,” said Ric Meyers, the world’s leading martial arts historian, host of the Extravaganza, and judge of Justice For Hire’s Kung Fu Extravaganza Challenge.
The Kung Fu Extravaganza panel, San Diego Comic-Con’s longest-running annual presentation, will stream online in partnership with Well Go USA’s streaming channel Hi-Yah!, Urban Action Showcase & Expo, film tech startup ReelwUrld, That Phat Samurai Guy’s YouTube Channel, and others, in light of San Diego Comic-Con’s abbreviated Thursday programming.
The Kung Fu Extravaganza is a showcase of guest stars, surprise appearances, sneak peeks, premieres, and the best Asian action film sequences of the year. “It is extremely important to us that we continue to support and preserve the genre that gave us our first non-white superheroes on the Big Screen in the '70s and has continued to influence Action Cinema today from Marvel to Warner Bros,” said Demetrius Angelo, founder & producer of the Urban Action Showcase & Expo, which will be providing the VR fan experience for the Extravaganza.
The Extravaganza will go live on Thursday, July 22nd at 6 pm PST on Youtube.
The VR fan experience is currently available online.
Submit your action scene to the JFH app by July 22 at 3pm EST for consideration.