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Donnie Yen to join Star Wars: Episode VIII?

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII might be a couple of years off - and we have TWO other Star Wars films due in cinemas before then, but we've now had the first piece of casting news over and above the cast of The Force Awakens. Hong Kong-based site Apple Daily are reporting that Ip Man star Donnie Yen is expected to join the new film as a Jedi 'warrior'.

The same site mentions Harrison Ford has been confirmed for the second film in the follow-up trilogy, but that in itself is the subject of a huge amount of discussion.

Star Wars: Episode VIII arrives in cinemas in May 2017, the third instalment in the franchise since Disney took up production of the series. It will be preceded by Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 16th December 2015 and Star Wars: Rogue One on 18th December 2016.

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