Monday, January 5, 2015

Rumor: Three Actors From 'The Raid' Will Be In 'The Force Awakens'

By: Benjamin Hart

Even though principal photography for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ended back in November, but we're continuing to learning about actors that will be in the film. The official cast list is already very long, and thanks Twitch film we now have three new actors to add to the growing list of rumored cast members. Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman will reportedly have roles in The Force Awakens. The trio are know for their parts in the Indonesian blockbusters The Raid and The Raid 2, directed by Gareth Evans. The actors have become most notable for their amazing martial arts fight scenes, Yayan Ruhian was so popular in his role as "Mad Dog" in the first film that Evans recast him as a new character in The Raid 2. These casting additions inspire much intrigue into what type of characters we will be seeing on screen this December. Earlier last year Parkour expert Pip Andersen was officially added to the cast, and not long ago we heard a rumor about Andy Serkis' character possibly leading a group of "unbelievably athletic and acrobatic motion capture characters". That has since been denied by Serkis himself, but the the apparent casting of these actors certainly indicates that there will be more than a few actors with very physical roles in this film. Also, /Film reports that their sources have hinted that The Raid team has choreographed at least one action sequence in The Force Awakens.

/Film also mentions that Twitch's editor Todd Brown was producer on both The Raid films. Although we should still consider this a rumor until Lucasfilm confirms it, Twitch certainly sounds like a reliable source.

Nevertheless, all will be revealed when Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th!

Source: Twitch Film, /Film

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