Most of our readers probably do not care about anything Star Wars related but one thing is for sure, Donnie Yen stuff is right up our street. The guy could be about to hit the (ultra) big time.
Hong Kong tabloid Apple Daily is reporting this morning that Donnie Yen has signed on to join Star Wars Episode VIII, and will be jetting off to London next month to start filming. The article also talks about Yen joining Harrison Ford on screen, even though currently only Oscar Isaac is confirmed to be appearing in Rian Johnson’s film. Reportedly other actors being considered for the role offered to Yen included Jet Li, Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Daniel Wu, Wang Leehom and Chang Chen.
So I suppose Hollywood is recognising the growing importance of the Chinese market and is seeking to make use of it, not to mention the exemplary skills of Donnie Yen. I am not really a huge Star Wars fan — don’t hate it, don’t love it — but I think Yen would make one badass Jedi…
Source: [Apple Daily]