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Bruce Lee Uses Lightsaber Nunchucks in This Fan Edit

Bruce Lee Uses Lightsaber Nunchucks in This Fan Edit

Would you believe that Bruce Lee was a Jedi? The late actor was one of the most famous martial artists in the world when he died in 1973, four years before the original Star Wars hit theaters. But this week, the unexpected mash-up of Lee and Star Wars took place when a fan re-edited a scene from Fist of Fury by giving Lee’s attacker a red lightsaber of the Sith while Lee wielded lightsaber nunchucks (or nunchaku) as he displayed his superior skills with his “elegant weapon…for a more civilized age.”

This video was made and posted by Patrick Nan for his YouTube channel. As one commenter put it, Lee’s moves in the video were “the most skilled and reckless use of a lightsaber I have ever witnessed.” Can’t really argue with that! Lee’s character, Chen Zhen, seems very self-assured of his victory once he takes out his weapon. That kind of confidence and swagger would have made Lee a very interesting Jedi to watch, and it’s unfortunate that this is the only way that we’ll ever see this idea become a reality.

As it happens, Nerdist is also the proud home of The Bruce Lee podcast, which is co-hosted by his daughter, Shannon Lee, and cultural anthropologist, Sharon Lee. A while back, our science editor, Kyle Hill also put Lee’s signature “one-inch punch” under his scientific analysis as he explained what made Lee’s move so powerful.

What do you think about the idea of Bruce Lee using lightsaber nunchucks? Feel the Force in the comment section below!

Images: Patrick Nan/Golden Harvest

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