Category Archives: sequel trilogy

Rumor: The Raid trio to appear in The Force Awakens?

raid-2Twitch is reporting that Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, all key players in Indonesian martial arts films The Raid and The Raid 2, will have roles in Episode VII.

Since this morning, both The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap have backed up the report, and /Film says a source hinted to them that “one of the film’s action sequences might have been choreographed by the team.”

Here’s a fight scene from (the end of?) The Raid 2 featuring Uwais and Rahman in what appears to be the world’s most spacious industrial kitchen. Warning, it gets pretty bloody:

Hasbro solicits The Force Awakens toys, but they won’t be bringing any to Toy Fair

the-force-awakensLast night brought Rebelscum with a listing of The Force Awakens toys that are currently being solicited. Hasbro has covered their tracks pretty well as far as Episode VII information – most everything is ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ and such – but Making Star Wars has some analysis. There is a remote control droid that I fervently hope is BB-8, because who doesn’t want that?

(And don’t forget, spoilerphobes, that we may have already seen a Black Series leak.)

In any case, don’t expect to see these toys legitimately at the upcoming Toy Fair in New York – Hasbro sent out a press release that they won’t be showing any of their The Force Awakens stuff. Pity, because certainly they have something that only ‘reveals’ the same things we saw in the trailer? Like, say, a remote controlled BB-8? An X-wing? Rey and her speeder? Perhaps they’re saving those sort of reveals for Celebration or SDCC?