It would appear that the force is set to awaken in Indonesia.
Though there has been no comment whatsoever from any of the performers or their representation, ScreenAnarchy has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans' The Raid
and The Raid 2
- leading man Iko Uwais, Mad Dog / Prakoso actor Yayan Ruhian and The Raid 2
finale fighter Cecep Arif Rahman, credited simply as The Assassin - will all appear in JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens
We have no word yet on what their characters may be, which side of the good guy / bad guy line they fall upon or whether any will survive through until the subsequent pictures but think on this: After the underwhelming prequel trilogy with its massive over-reliance on CGI trickery not only has Abrams shown a strong preference for practical effects but has now also cast a trio of highly skilled martial artists who have already demonstrated their skills with blades, batons, etc in a world where super powered warriors fight with blades, batons, etc.
James Marsh and Pierce Conran
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