Star Wars VII has not even come out yet and we already have Star Wars VIII news. Star Wars episode VII will have a Chinese Jedi who will be played by Donnie Yen. Yen is a huge star in Hong Kong and he beat out actors such as Jet Li, Daniel Wu, and Chang Chen. Yen is 51 years of age and will begin filming later next month.
The Star Wars franchise wanted a Chinese Jedi and Donnie Yen fit all of the features they were looking for. He can speak excellent English, he is proficient in fighting skills, and he was cheaper than Jet Li. Yen is rumored to play a Jedi who meets legendary Star Wars character, Han Solo, and becomes his ally.
As of right now Star Wars Episode VIII will come out on May 26th 2017 and Star Wars VII is set for a December 18th release late this year.