Fans have been waiting so many years for martial arts superstar Donnie Yen to finally break through into Hollywood after appearing in minor roles in such films as ‘Blade 2′ and ‘Shanghai Knights’.
Their wishes might just come true as Donnie Yen will reportedly be breaking into Hollywood in a huge way…in a ‘galaxy far far way’, reports Martial Arts Action Cinema.
According to Apple Daily, Donnie Yen has officially signed on to appear in STAR WARS – EPISODE 8 as a ‘Jedi’ alongside Harrison Ford’s ‘Han Solo’. Yen will reportedly be banking in $4 million for this major role.
The report states that he will be flying to London next month to begin filming. ‘Star Wars – Episode 8′ is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper).
The ‘Star Wars’ franchise is definitely taking a major step up in the action department with ‘A Force Awaken – Episode 7′ (opening on December 18th) featuring the martial arts talents of ‘The Raid’ duo IKO UWAIS and YAYAN RUHIAN, and now Donnie Yen in ‘Episode 8′.
‘Jedi masters’ will never be the same again. May the force be with you.