by: Marcus Rivera
As if the teaser trailer for the newest installment of Star Wars didn’t get you excited enough, a report released earlier today says “The Raid 2″ stars Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman will bring their bone breaking fighting skills to J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” .
The trio of talented martial artists will join John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac in the Disney movie, which was produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot.
An unnamed member of the “Raid” stunt team also participated in the top-secret shoots, though an individual familiar with the project declined to identify who exactly the performer was.
Though it’s unclear whether the trio of actors will appear on the side of good or evil (I am pulling for evil) , one is expected to perish onscreen — meaning the stakes are life & death in the new Star Wars movie. Disney has not commented on the castings but they would be excellent additions to the cast! I had “The Raid 2” in my top ten this year so if you haven’t seen it, seek it out.
“The Force Awakens” will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.