Black Mask 2: City of Masks is a 2002 action film directed by Tsui Hark. Andy On took over the role of Black Mask when original actor Jet Li opted not to return. The film also starred Tobin Bell, Jon Polito, Tyler Mane, Rob Van Dam, and Traci Lords.
Black Mask 2
is the sequel to the 1996 Hong Kong film Black Mask
. However, apart from the main character, the film is largely unrelated in story to the original film and follows Black Mask trying to find a cure for his supersoldier
powers, all while being tracked by his creator, a giant brain (a detail at odds with the original film). The film also takes the tone of a fantastical superhero film
, being set in a futuristic city, featuring a plot involving stopping a mutative DNA
bomb and pitting the main character against a group of human-animal hybrid professional wrestlers
Unlike the original film, which was in Cantonese and later dubbed into English, Black Mask 2 was predominantly produced in English. The film was later released dubbed into Cantonese in Hong Kong in 2003, with Andy Lau being featured as a narrator for the Hong Kong version.