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SPECULATION Official Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) Character Discussion

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Old Biff from the Future, Dec 27, 2015.

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Would you like to see Martial Arts YEN style in Rogue One?

Poll closed Dec 26, 2016.
  1. Ofcourse (YES) are you kiding me....bring it!

    39 vote(s)
    90.7%
  2. No, that is not Star Wars

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  1. Old Biff from the Future

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    Donnie Yen Talks 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

    By Peter Martin Dec 24, 2015

    What, then, can we expect to see from him in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? In a new interview with THR, he stated: "I am very proud to be the first Chinese actor cast in Rogue One. It was a good and benevolent character." It appears that Yen will be playing one of the resistance fighters who undertake a daring mission to steal plans for the Death Star, shortly before the events depicted in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.




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    http://www.movies.com/movie-news/donnie-yen-rogue-one/19800



    What do you want to see him do in s Star Wars film?

     

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    I think it would be mildly racist if they make his character do martial arts .
     
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    Astro...... Huh?

    Donnie Yen is a martial arts character actor. What are you talking about buddy?what does Martial arts have to do with race?
     
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    Yen and Mads are the two characters I am most looking forward to.
     
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    It would also be mildly confusing since his martial arts talents are his biggest calling card.
     
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    I was half-kidding, bruh, I also didn't know Donnie Yen does martial arts...I was kidding but I was meaning like how it's sort of expected for Asians to know martial arts which I hear a lot and it sounds racist .
     
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    I look forward to seeing him in the movie. I'm a Donnie Yen fan and follow many of his martial arts films.
     
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    Star Wars sligth racismt, sexismt or prejudice? Really?
     
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    ...?
     
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    Was trying to pull a joke/censor on the SW Original Trilogy, if it was filmed nowadays KKK would praise the work and every single form of media would call it bad things.
     
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    Why would they praise it...?
     
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    Have you seen the latest censors on OT lately?

    They're calling C3PO and R2 "slaves" and saying the only "black guy" is the Bad One (Darth Vader), by this way they would end up calling us fascists.

    It's just a case of little people picking on all the wrong things.
     
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    ...Cader is A *slightly* racist white Irish Guy .
     
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    So pulling this back up to ask a question. According to the leaked character info Donnie Yen is a "spiritual warrior". Now I've heard a couple people theorise that this means he's a former Jedi (or at least Force-sensitive), but I have another wonder. Is it possible that instead he's a member of the Church of the Force?

    I find the Church of the Force to be one of the most intriguing tidbits of lore we've received from the new!canon so far, and we know that the church was active during the Empire's reign so it definitely fits in that respect. I don't know... am I maybe just grasping at nothing here?
     
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    It's certainly a possibility. The new canon has definitely emphasized that there are different faith systems in the galaxy beyond the Jedi and the Sith- the Nightsisters definitely used the Dark Side to power their rituals, Lasat have some understanding of the Force. And it would give his character a personal beef with the Empire; he would be much more likely to want to help the Rebels if he was helping them fight against the people who destroyed his role models.
     
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    Well this turned into a mess very quickly. I think a point was being attempted to make how Star Wars has a history of playing into thematic stereotypes (Watto- the greedy Jew, Jabba- the debauched Turkish Shiek, etc)

    Anyway Donnie Yen is going to be bringing his incredible martial arts talent, that is without question.

    I introduced one of my students to the Ip Man series and now he is as obsessed with Donnie Yen as I am and it was one of the more fun moments of the school year
     
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    If he will just be using weapons and no kicks and stuff, then fine.
     
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    I saw something I think it was a video or thread but Yen's character might be a former Royal Guard? Just dont really know alot of their story and just knowing they are an elite force for the emperor.
     
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    That is also a very intriguing idea. It would certainly explain his skills with that staff.
     
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    Plus the undergarment in the trailer Yen wears looks like a piece of the royal guard garment. hmmm. Just the thought of Yen in a SW movie makes it good cause of him being IP man.
     
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