Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

Lol. Princess Wei Young has taken over the weekend! Anyhoo, Yang Yang‘s next anticipated drama, Martial Universe, adapted from a xianxia novel Wu Dong Qian Kun (武动乾坤) written by Tian Can Tu Dou, has officially began filming today 11/14/16 with its confirmed cast members. Ohhhhh. The pretty cast members. *___*

UPDATE (11/15/16): Regarding the issues with Gina Vs Tian Ai. Read what ZTA’s studio has to say and let’s move on from this noisy topic.

Booting/Blessing Ceremony:

Yang Yang as Lin Dong, as child regarded as untalented by his clan, who’s destined for greater things. His family is banished from the Great Lin Clan, and his journey to avenge for his defenseless father after obtaining a mysterious Stone Talisman.

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Zhang Tian Ai plays Ying Huan Huan. Seems like there’s a change-and-switch of characters. Yang Yang’s character love two girls in the novel. I already read a flaming candle (hint: female leads war, remember Chusen?) and sometimes, ignorance is bliss!

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With Taiwanese actor, Wu Chun (Kindaichi Case Files), to play Yang Yang’s adversary.

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Ashton Chen Xiao Long as Little Flame, one with a special body, giving him the ability to merge into any bloodline. YAY!! I’m extremely happy for him!!

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The boys. ;] I won’t fight for the popular boy. Just leave Ashton to me!

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Wang Li Kun! WHOA. She plays the other female love interest, Ling Qing Zhu.

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Dong Qing. She was in Liu Hao Ran’s With You.

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Li Xin Liang (Royal Highness, My Amazing Boyfriend).

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Chart of Confirmed Cast.

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Booting/Blessing Ceremony Video:

  • After Yang Yang finished his round, Crystal motioned for Wu Chun to go first. Lol. That quick dance of you-go-first-no-you-go-first.
  • Well, well, well, since our resident trouble-maker already revealed what happened between Gina and Tian Ai. It has become a heated war between the fans. Very similar to Chusen‘s initial battle (even the character’s ending sounds the exact replica!) I dislike when the fans of two actresses I like argue back and forth like this because we always know only one side of the argument. Gina’s poetic line on weibo on the day of the blessing ceremony is some fighting words.
  • The root of evil began with Tian Ai’s sudden change of character from Ling Qing Zhu to Ying Huan Huan. Remember when I said Gina Jin was rumored to partake? She was rumored to play Ying Huan Huan, while Tian Ai was officially announced as Ling Qing Zhu. But of course, this is all rumor until Gina’s weibo post, suggesting that she isn’t interested in fighting for the role!
  • Others are saying she did so to promote her upcoming drama, Legend of Ace, premiering on 11/28. Director Zhang Li said yesterday that “Ying Huan Huan in the end sacrifices her whole life for him [male lead], so this character is very significant. We considered very carefully and think that no one else is more compatible than Tian Ai. Such character requires immense inner strength and I believe Tian Ai will fulfill this role.”
  • Oy, Headaches!
  • On 11/15/16 Tian Ai’s studio puts out a notice [here]: Zhang Tian Ai’s Studio officially comes out to say that Tian Ai signed with the production team back in May and it clearly states that she’ll play the female lead. As a professional actor, Tian Ai wholeheartedly respects and accepts the arrangement made by the director and production team. They will pursue legal actions against those who want to tarnish Tian Ai’s name.

Where to Read the Translated Novel?
01. Wuxiaworld has translated 500 chapters so far: http://www.wuxiaworld.com/wdqk-index/
02. For fans of Manhua, you can read it here: http://www.mangareader.net/wu-dong-qian-kun/1/3

Directed by Zhang Li (Young Marshal), Martial Universe plans to have 60 episodes.

Via: Weibos

  1. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    Here comes another 60 episodes of my life! Is this the standard length now?

    Another Xianxia novel adaptation I know nothing of. Bring it! If they keep this up, there is no retirement Shifu! I shall stand by and keep an open eye. Thanks per usual for the news. Another pretty people series.

    Yang Yang and Crystal? They better finish filming this by tonight, I want to watch it tomorrow. The new job application for series these days, “Be Beautiful”. 😀

  2. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    Wang Likun? Wow she’s older than Yang Yang for 10 years. What happened to Gina ?

  3. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    Heolll.

    Yay I’ve been liking Yang Yang and Zhang Tian’Ai together after that one cute commercial they were in, Suning I think.
    [spoiler] Ying HuanHuan is the one who has lots of lovely dovey moments with the MC. So glad for the switch! (Even though Ling Qing Zhu will be the one having MC’s child and HuanHuan will MIA in the end, sighs)

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      It’s basically Bi Yao vs Xueqi again.

  4. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    hohohohoh, nope, ignorance is not bliss! i like gossips. only fun ones. let me spoil for you ladies since kappy is a gossip pooper… hehe.

    if gina didn’t say anything, we wouldn’t know. but she did…… and gina is one spicy pepper too! HAHHAHA she basically said on weibo that she’s not interested in the role, not one to fight for it. she was “”rumored”” to play YNN and crystal was announced officially as LQZ.

    something happened…

    now crystal is changed to YNN and wang li kun as LQZ. now the truth will never be known – who is at fault?

    wang li kun (31) is a gorgeous actress but yang yang (24) has such a baby face, lol. tian ai is only 26 but is a woman to him too. ottokkee

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      Love Gina! Honestly, was so burned by Chusen I’m not sure if I want to watch this…even for YY. Esp now that Gina’s not in.
      Lol I love gossip too. Although I’m usually too lazy to keep up with it.

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      lol ottokee~~~
      I’m still too happy for Ashton that I’m letting the love line thingy slide. Although I do feel bad for Gina but honestly I see her getting more opportunities that she will shine in than I see Crystal getting lead roles. Just hoping they don’t pull a Legend of Chusen on us and have the story split into seasons.

      • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

        I read in novel forum a lot of fans novel praised story of bromance and family, meanwhile the romance it’s the last part because ying huanhuan character first appear in chapter 600. I hope the direction more like nirvana in fire than chusen. also the CG production company is base FX which has produced blockbuster movies such as star wars, captain america, jurrasic world, monster hunt.

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      Oh wow lol. At least it’s not as awkward as Ye Qing posting on weibo that she got shafted from the lead role of Man Man Qing Luo (got replaced by Yao Di instead).

      I’m just in for seeing Yang Yang look good in a wuxia drama LMAO. And for Zhang Tian Ai too!

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      You little trouble maker Frea! I told you to stay calm! Lol.

      • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

        yes, as you said, they wanted gina but she was never confirmed officially on weibo.

  5. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    Looks like things are getting heated on weibo between Tian Ai’s and Gina’s fans. T__T

    I’m just puzzled as to how Wang Likun ended up with this role. I like her and I think she’s a decent actress, but I was really hoping for someone around YY and Tian Ai’s age. Likun really looks like an older sister to the both of them.

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      I actually think with wang likun join this drama, the casting more solid than with gina. gina & zhang tianai are both rising actress, but zhang tianai has one hit drama and movie where she is lead role, meanwhile gina eventhough monster killer is hit but her performance less stellar. wang likun has been long in entertainment industry and I think she’s more popular than gina & zhang tianai, she got a lot of popularity award. I like zhang tianai where she’s bubbly and seductive in go princess go and I want to see that in martial universe, so I think she’s more suitable for role ying huanhuan. she also has good chemistry with peter sheng (he’s more younger than yangyang), so I have positive mind she will have good chemistry with yangyang like their suning cf.

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      Wang Li Kun seems like a very diplomatic choice (if that’s the right word for it haha).

      I’m glad Gina is no longer in this drama if her role did get swapped. Better to have the fans flaming each other now rather than later when the drama is airing (over screen time and who’s the “actual” female lead), esp since Gina and ZTA =_=

      • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

        woops meant to say *since I like both Gina and ZTA

  6. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    I was kinda hoping it would be both TianAi and Gina on the cast list, like what it was rumoured to be initially since Gina looks more around YangYang’s age while TianAi has the more mature woman look, but LiKun is a decent actress so oh well.
    But woah at the situation right now… I saw both Gina and TianAi’s name trending on weibo and many of the comments have been about how TianAi having a good sponsor or something along that line, sigh… Im glad Gina voiced out about the whole situation and I think it’s perhaps some mistake by the production team? Idk but I am a fan of both actress, so hopefully everything will turn out to be fine for everyone!
    Im hoping this drama won’t be another Chusen again! I really did not enjoy the drama at all, it’s the typical long-winded xianxia type of drama with bad CGI and not up to standard plot. Even ZLY couldn’t save the drama, for me. I hope this drama will turn out good because YangYang and TianAi!!!

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      I read in novel forum a lot of fans novel praised story of bromance and family, meanwhile the romance it’s the last part because ying huanhuan character first appear in chapter 600. I hope the direction more like nirvana in fire than chusen. also the CG production company is base FX which has produced blockbuster movies such as star wars, captain america, jurrasic world, monster hunt.

  7. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    Just here to comment how much Yang Yang looks like a sassy diva in the photos.

  8. 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

    i think the book is slightly linked to Dou Po Cang Qiong, but the story happens in a separate world.. if you ref how the book is written in Dou Po, there should be 2 female leads anyway, I guess it’s the writer’s style.. XDD

    • 23 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s Martial Universe begins filming with Zhang Tian Ai, Wu Chun

      Each of the books starts off on different worlds in the same universe, then eventually both leads end up in the “main world” of this shared universe though I don’t think they interact.

      There’s a third novel (The Great Ruler) that takes place in the same universe a bit later on and has references to and even cameos from WDQK and BTTH.

      I only know the stuff that’s been translated into English though.

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