Ninjas of the Southeast: The Mark of Ito is a 2017 Action Fantasy Adventure film written by Dan Gilroy & Max Borenstein. Directed by Danny Pang & Oxide Pang it is the third instalment of the Ninjas of the Southeast franchise. Tony Goldwyn, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ziyi Zhang, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rinko Kikuchi reprise their respective roles along with various other cast members from the previous two instalments: The Code of Bushido and Shadow of the Dead.
New ensemble cast additions included Jessica Alba, Jean Dujardin, Danila Kozlovsky, Koji Yakusho, Elizabeth Henstridge and Travis Fimmel.
Released theatrically and in IMAX select theatres on September 24th, 2017 to become a box office success and receive positive reception.
Runaway Ninja master Ishikawa storms the Fushimi Palace in 1594 along with his protegee son Gobei, to assassinate warlord ruler Hideyoshi as vengeance for the death of Ishikawa's wife and many of their people. Mystical incense reveals them to the samurai guards and Master Ishikawa manifests air element abilities, propelling the attackers away in powerful blasts of wind.
Ishikawa and Gobei are captured however by Hideyoshi's Jorogumo servant Midash the two are set up to be thrown into a boiling cauldron outside of the kingdom, Ishikawa tries to keep Gobei above him but ultimately falls through and both perish. At that moment the Onyro of wife Guma arrives with the stone giant Terran and lays waste to the palace, ultimately destroying Midash and Hideyoshi. Bringing the bodies of her husband and son to Mount Fuji, Terran becomes a part of the mountains creating the Temple of Ito, where she is able to partly reconstruct Ishikawa's corpse before an attack by Hideyoshi's remaining forces leaves him buried in a landslide.
- Tony Goldwyn as Master Byram Kitashi
- James Franco as Cobalt Endome
- Zooey Deschanel as Alice Morway
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Salomon The Master
- Ziyi Zhang as Master Yukio Rodako
- Daniel Kaluuya as Badru
- Rinko Kikuchi as Letti Loa
- Kimiko Yo as Ma Wa Loa
- Danny Glover as Aina Asafa
- Chiaki Kuriyama as Tiu Ni Xan/The Fan Blade Death
- Jessica Alba as Master Ebony Crestle
- Koki Yakusho as Master Ishikawa Goemon
- Takeshi Kitano as Oram Yao
- Sota Fukushi as Romiio Kang/ The Rolling Shot
- Jean Dujardin as Master Clement Baptiste
- Danila Kozlovsky as Master Vladimir Nikolai
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Master Eleanor Kensington
- Aaron Pedersen as Master Jedda Bindi