Diego Luna and Donnie Yen on Rogue One
Diego Luna and Donnie Yen are two of the biggest stars in their respective countries, but they’re about to become household names in the U.S. as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this week.
One of Hong Kong’s biggest action stars, Donnie Yen stars as Chirrut Imwe in this Star Wars spinoff. While his character is a follower of the Jedi philosophy on a world under Imperial rule, his life is made even more challenging by the fact that he’s blind. But that doesn’t slow him down, as he’s able to take on ten Stormtroopers with nothing but a staff. Yen’s skill in Wing Chun martial arts makes his character one of the more noteworthy in Rogue One.
Leading him in the ragtag band of rebels is Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. One of the hottest stars in Mexico, Luna takes his first major foray into the Star Wars Universe as a spy for the Rebel Alliance. But while other heroes like Luke or Leia join out of innocence and hope, Cassian has a dark side that makes him most suitable for the most difficult missions for the Rebellion.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Felicity Jones stars alongside Mads Mikkelsen, who plays her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna (Milk) stars as Captain Cassian Andor, with Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep) as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind) as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic.
The Walt Disney Studios will release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters on December 16, 2016.