Iko Uwais And More Reportedly Part Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Raid 2 stars to lend fight cred


by James White |
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Though J.J. Abrams and the rest of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens team wrapped production in November, there is still plenty of work to be done on what is expected to be one of the biggest films of the year. Abrams has reportedly decided to add some particularly talented fight types, with **The Raid 2’**s Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman hired to work on clashes for the film{ =nofollow}.

Originally reported by Twitch Film and now confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, there are no details on which characters Uwais and his co-stars will be playing – or whether they’ll be just be providing stunt choreography for the movie – but given the jaw-dropping, skull-shattering scraps they brought to the screen for Raid man Gareth Evans, it looks like The Force Awakens will have fights to rival (or thrash) anything that has been seen in Star Wars before. We bet that Abrams won’t be adopting Evans' policy of crotch-punching behind-the-scenes banter with Uwais, though…

Set for a December 18 bow, **Star Wars: The Force Awakens **features Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Warwick Davis and Max von Sydow.

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