Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory, a long-awaited return to the galaxy far far away, is just two months away and tickets for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film are now on sale across the globe. The first big film adventure in 10 years, premieres on Dec. 18
[In the meantime, there is no further info or confirmation regarding the involvement of the star of acclaimed Indonesian action movie The Raid 2, Iko Uwais, and two of his co-stars in any way for this movie. The Hollywood Reporter reported a few months ago that Uwais, Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman were performing fight work in the movie.]
UPDATE 6 December 2015: Indonesian reporter Vivit Kavi, who just interviewed JJ Abrams, confirmed that Iko Uwais appears in this movie!
Just interviewed JJ Abrams. He confirmed that @iko_uwais is in Star Wars TFA. He said Iko and the people from The Raid were amazing!! ????
— Vivit Kavi (@VivitKavi) December 6, 2015
CNN wrote some notes on this movie:
Written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan — the latter of whom co-wrote “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” — “The Force Awakens” is Disney’s first entry in the movie franchise since purchasing the brand in 2012. Abrams, who directed the film, has promised to take Star Wars fans back to the story’s roots, going back to actors in alien suits, real sets and other “practical effects” after a period of reliance on computer-generated effects in the three prequels.
It’s set about 30 years after “The Return of the Jedi,” but little officially is known about the plot. Though Episode VI’s celebratory end sequence seemed to suggest the end of the Empire and conflict in the galaxy, new officially sanctioned novels and the first two trailers from the film show that this isn’t the case.
It’s a blend of new and old. Some old-school “Star Wars” fans were reduced to blubbering when Harrison Ford said, “Chewie, we’re home” at the end of the second trailer. In addition to Ford’s Han Solo, Carrie Fisher returns as Princess Leia, and Mark Hamill reprises his role as Luke Skywalker.