Star Wars 7 casts 3 total bad-asses from The Raid

3 martial artists from The Raid join Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but could they be Sith?

Iko Uwais in 2011 martial arts hit The Raid: Redeption
Iko Uwais in 2011 martial arts hit The Raid: Redemption

According to The Raid: Redemption producer Todd Brown at Twitch, JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has added three members of The Raid 2‘s cast to the line-up.

The use of martial artists is a nice call-back to Ray Park’s role as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, so perhaps we’re looking at some Force-wielders who are able to display the athleticism we now expect from Jedi and Sith post-Prequel Trilogy, but without relying on CGI.

The Raid 1/2 cast members added to Star Wars: The Force Awakens are:

Iko Uwais, who played Rama

Star Wars Iko Uwais

Yayan Ruhian, who played Mad Dog/Prakoso

Star Wars 7 Yayan Ruhian

Cecep Arif Rahman, who played The Assassin

Star Wars Episode VII The Raid 2

Though this is unconfirmed, but that there’s a named source gives this infinitely more credibility than the usual Star Wars: Episode VII rumours.

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