Trio of 'The Raid 2' Stars to Appear in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
It sounds like Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to get a triple dose of Indonesian action, at least if a new rumor is to be believed. Twitch has word that Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, three of the key players from The Raid 2, the unbelievable action film directed by Gareth Evans, will have roles in Episode VII. However, we have no indication of what characters they'll be playing yet. We're just hoping that since these three are so skilled with fighting and are just insanely fast, that they will be involved in some kind of action sequence. Can you imagine a lightsaber battle with these guys? Read on!
Uwais is the star of The Raid series thus far, and Ruhian has been a pivotal part of both films as well. Meanwhile, Rahman was the final assassin that Uwais had to dispatch with in an incredible kitchen fight (seen above) in The Raid 2 (which is also one of my Top 10 Films of 2014). While it's cool to see that J.J. Abrams got these guys involved in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we wish that they had major roles in the film to amp things up a bit. But if they've been heavily involved in helping out with the action, then we might be in for some awesome fight sequences when the film arrives at the end of the year. Stay tuned.