Directed by Joseph Kuo, the sequel to Eighteen Bronzemen finds the young Fourth Prince (Carter Wong) ready to set off in hopes of mastering the secrets of Shaolin kung fu -- particularly due to the rumors of an impending rebellion among his subjects. There is, of course, tradition to be followed; the Prince must defeat 18 seemingly undefeatable bronzemen in order to prove he is worthy. Though he does emerge victorious, his return is bittersweet, as the kingdom he had left behind has fallen into turmoil. The Fourth Prince is forced to employ everything he has learned, and much sooner than he had thought. Eighteen Bronzemen 2 also features Tien Peng and Chang Yi.