Sunday, November 20, 2016

Donnie Yen To Be Honored At TCL Chinese Theater With Cemented Handprints

By: Benjamin Hart

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is less than a month away from hitting theaters, one of the stars of the film will soon be given one of the greatest honors in movie making.

Today, Donnie Yen, who plays blind warrior-monk Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One, made a special announcement regarding an event he will be part of in just a few weeks. On his Facebook page, Yen shared a flyer revealing that he would soon be honored at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California by having his hand and footprints encased in cement on the sidewalk in front of the establishment.

The act of celebrities leaving hand and footprints in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre is an age old tradition that dates back to the 1920's, when the establishment was know as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Other Star Wars alumni to place their hands and feet in the cement include Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, and even Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C-3PO have left their prints.

Upon announcing the event, Donnie Yen had this to say in appreciation:

"Thank you to everyone's continuous support, encouraging and congratulating messages. Deeply humbled and truly appreciated!"

The ceremony for Donnie Yen will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 30th in the theater's forecourt. Samuel L. Jackson will be there to introduce Yen, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will be on hand to speak. If you're in the area, it will no doubt be an exciting event to attend. We certainly want to congratulate Donnie Yen on this much deserved recognition!

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