UPDATE: Get your FIRST LOOK at ‘The Raid’ trio IKO UWAIS, YAYAN RUHIAN, and CECEP ARIF RAHMAN in full costume below! They are portraying a “notorious Kanjiklub gang, an intergalactic criminal organization.”
Director J.J. ABRAMS spoke briefly to SLASHFILM.COM about the trio stating: “I was just a fan. It was an opportunity. I knew we needed people for this one sequence that would be particularly fun to see a group of people working together. It was simply just as I had seen John Boyega in Attack The Block and thought “how cool would it be to work with that guy one day?” and the opportunity arose and it worked out. And opportunity arose for this and I thought “God, I wonder if the dudes from The Raid would be available?” And to my amazement, and they were willing, and they were incredible. They showed up and did a terrific job.”
He also mentioned that their roles are “not enormous roles in the movie, but wonderful to have them in the film.”
Hey, as long as they are IN the film, that is all gravy.
UPDATE: Have a look at the action-packed China trailer featuring a ton of NEW footage!
UPDATE: Behind-the-scenes featurette focusing on the “Legacy” of the STAR WARS universe!
UPDATE: Check out the Japanese trailer featuring ALL NEW FOOTAGE!
UPDATE: Have a look at the just released set of character posters!
UPDATE: Check out the glorious latest trailer below!
UPDATE: The FINAL Poster is here! Stay tuned for the new trailer to debut tomorrow!
UPDATE: Check out the latest Poster (above)!
UPDATE: “There have been an awakening…” Check out the Instagram Teaser below!
UPDATE: Have a look at the latest official image (via EMPIRE magazine) from the film featuring main villain ‘Kylo Ren’ played by ADAM DRIVER!
UPDATE: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just released 12 official images from the film!
UPDATE: Behind the scene show-reel from the San Diego Comic-Con!
UPDATE: The FULL GLORIOUS Trailer for STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 – THE FORCE AWAKENS is HERE! ‘Han Solo’ is BACK!
The film is directed by J.J. ABRAMS, who will now have a God-like status to all Sci-fi fans around the world after successfully bringing the ‘Star Trek’ franchise back to the big-screen and now tackling ‘Star Wars’.
In addition to returning cast members HARRISON FORD, CARRIE FISHER, MARK HAMILL, ANTHONY DANIELS, PETER MAYHEW, and KENNY BAKER, ‘The Force Awakens’ also stars JOHN BOYEGA, DAISY RIDLEY, ADAM DRIVER, ANDY SERKIS, DOMHNALL GLEESON, MAX VON SYDOW, and OSCAR ISAAC (who will also be starring as villain ‘Apocalypse’ in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse). And of course we can not forget about the badass trio from ‘The Raid 2’ IKO UWAIS, YAYAN RUHIAN, and CECEP ARIF RAHMAN in unspecified roles.
‘Episode VII’ will take place 30 years after the events of 1983’s ‘Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi’.
Get ready to return to a “galaxy far far away” on December 18, 2015!
According to TWITCH, ‘The Raid 2’ dynamic trio will be taking their martial arts badassery to “a galaxy far, far away.”
IKO UWAIS, YAYAN RUHIAN aka ‘Mad Dog’, and ‘The Raid 2′ finale villain CECEP ARIF RAHMAN will be joining JJ ABRAMS’ STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 – THE FORCE AWAKENS!
There is no official words yet on what characters the three will be playing. But with these guys on-board, this all but guarantees that this latest installment will have the BEST action scenes in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise to date.
Get ready for some crazy Silat-style lightsaber battles!
Stay tuned for more details!
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