Donnie Yen To Appear In Star Wars VIII?

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A report are coming in early this morning that Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen has signed on to be a Jedi in Star Wars Episode VIII!

Apple Daily, the Hong Kong tabloid said that Donnie Yen has landed the role over Jet Li to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The Rumor is Yen will play a Jedi and will be filming scenes with Harrison Ford as soon as next month.

The report also says that Jet Li was in the running for the role but wanted upwards of $8 Million for the role compared to Li’s asking price of $4 Million.

There is also rumors that this role role is part of  Star Wars Rogue One, TwitchFilm reported, “We had heard rumblings that Gareth Edwards and his crew were circling a number of Chinese actors for a part in his standalone film Rogue One.”

Remember Disney said in March that Episode VIII would come out on May 26, 2017, to be written and directed by Rian Johnson who also directed Looper.

It feel strange to be talking about Episode VIII when we still have not see Episode VII or Rogue One… but hey if its news like this we will take it!

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