The Star Wars news mill never stops running. While we don’t cover all the continuously circling rumors about Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming spinoffs, some are irresistible. More than that, some are more likely to be true than others. Falling into that last category is this tidbit: Three actors from The Raid and The Raid 2 are reported to have roles in Episode VII. According to Twitch, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman will all appear in the film.
That’s all we know. Twitch hasn’t received any comments from the actors or their representatives, and the news hasn’t been confirmed in any official capacity by Lucasfilm or Disney. However, as Slashfilm points out that the founder of Twitch, Todd Brown, was a producer on both of The Raid films. He’s in the loop.
What could their specific roles be? Well, it’s clear from The Raid and The Raid 2 that all three actors are more than capable of handling themselves in a fight. They’re skilled martial artists and proficient with weaponry. That makes them ideal candidates to be involved in hand to hand combat in the film, and when we see longer fights with lots of choreography in a Star Wars film, it tends be lightsaber duels. That doesn’t narrow it down, though. They could be Jedi, they could be Sith, or they could be stormtroopers. Whatever they’re doing in The Force Awakens, I hope they each get more than a few seconds on screen and a death scene with the Wilhelm.
What would you like to see Uwais, Ruhian, and Rahman doing in Episode VII? Let us know in the comments below.
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