Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen Appear in First Image of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off film from George Lucas’ Star Wars universe, has announced its lead cast at Disney’s D23 Expo this week. The diverse cast stars English actress Felicity Jones, Mexican actor Diego Luna, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Chinese actor Jiang Wen (姜文), and English actor Riz Ahmed. The first film of the Star Wars Anthology Series, which is created by Lucasfilm and Disney, Rogue One takes place before the events of the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope, and follows a rogue band of heroic fighters who attempt to steal plans of the Death Star.

Details of the lead characters were not revealed, but it is rumored that Donnie Yen portrays a blind warrior. A source from Mainland China leaked that Donnie is the highest-paid actor in the cast and will receive a great amount from worldwide box office returns.

Rogue One will be the first of a series of spin-off Star War films, released every few years. It is slated for a December 16, 2016 release in North America.


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  1. Promising for both Yen and Wen, no doubt. But I predict the outcome will be the same as it always have been concerning HK/Chinese performers in Hollywood films.

  2. When did jedi masters become warriors in term?? So are they jedi masters or not?

    Maybe he will be Yoda’s brother? Master? The chinese obi wan kenobi?

    Sorry but doesn’t look promising.

    “follows a rogue band of heroic fighters who attempt to steal plans of the Death Star.”

    Well you know they failed miserably right?

    1. @funnlim this took place before the events of the star wars movie a new hope from 1977,so ik think they are the master of the jedi’s. i think its to fast to say its not promising,wait until the trailer comes out.

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