Who would win in a fight between Bruce Lee and Darth Vader? The Sith Lord might have “the Force” to call upon, but Bruce Lee is, well, Bruce Lee.
It’s not a question many of us will have pondered until now, of course, but that’s just gone and changed thanks to an incredible YouTube mash-up that’s taken the internet by storm.
And yet it’s the simplest of ideas: someone has gone and taken one of Lee’s scenes from his iconic martial arts effort Fist of Fury and added the only possible ingredient that could enhanced this stone cold cinematic classic: Lightsabers.
Not just any Lightsabers either but Lightsaber nunchucks, nonetheless.
It turns what was already a work of violent, martial arts-based ballet, into something otherworldly and is arguably the coolest fan-made video to arrive online in 2018.
The clip is the work of YouTuber Patrick Chan and casts Lee in the role of Jedi master, confidently revealing his Lightsaber-based nunchucks before unleashing hell on his unsuspecting foe.
Lee died back in 1973, a full four years prior to the arrival of Star Wars. It’s crazy to think that Lee died never even knowing what a Jedi was.
Still, the clip offers a glimpse of what might have been, had Star Wars creator George Lucas taken the unexpected step of recruiting Lee for the sci-fi franchise.
In any case, it’s a work of YouTube mash-up art and may hopefully inspire someone behind the scenes on Star Wars over at Disney to find a way of getting some Lightsaber nunchucks into the next instalment.
Sure, they don’t seem to make a lot of practical sense, but then you could totally say the same thing about Kylo Ren’s weird sword Lightsaber, or Darth Maul’s double-ended effort, for that matter.
The clip arrives just months after footage of Lee dismantling an opponent during a real-life sparring session, recorded back in the 1970s, found its way online.
This is a whole other level of awesome though.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.