Rumor: Jiang Wen Joins the Cast of Rogue One.

Jiang WenChinese action star and director Jiang Wen is reportedly being sought out for a role in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. This rumor comes hot off of the trail of the rumor that Donnie Yen will be in Episode VIII.


From Yahoo! Singapore (via JediNews):


According to CRI News, Jiang reportedly will star in the upcoming spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. The news came a month after it was previously rumoured that Rogue One had been pursuing Chinese talent.


Wen has starred and directed in a number of action films, including Let The Bullets Fly. As mentioned above, there was an earlier report that Donnie Yen would be involved in Episode VIII, which also stated that filming for Rogue One would begin this month. Given that set leaks from Rogue One just popped up a few days ago, it looks like at least one part of that report is true.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

36 thoughts on “Rumor: Jiang Wen Joins the Cast of Rogue One.

  • August 12, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Cool 🙂

  • August 12, 2015 at 4:11 am


    • August 12, 2015 at 4:35 am

      According to the original article, Diego Luna is in the movie. So it is confirmed.(?)

      Very good, I like him.

      • August 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

        But what about Mortis? Mortis, people, Mortis!!!

    • August 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      dont get too excited mate. let it all out

      • August 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        Enter your dream world. Don’t be afraid.

  • August 12, 2015 at 4:22 am

    This looks like awesome movie for such a departure of casting from past. very refreshing and unique

    • August 15, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Get on the band wagon & drink the kool-aid, Scotty. You’re an America hating liberal. Would you care to explain what is so refreshing? I’ll answer for you. You’re a white male whom has been taught to despise white males & it’s so refreshing to see the absence of the evil white male in 21st century Star Wars movies.. That’s what you meant to say, right? I’m not a racist in any way shape or form, folks, but I am sick & tired of the leftists on this site continuously having orgasms over the diversity of these movies. Stop YOUR racism that is currently being directed at white America!

  • August 12, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Great talent and a great way to get big bucks in the Chinese market. These movies are going to make bank.

    • August 12, 2015 at 5:21 am

      Yup. A fortune.

  • August 12, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Wow. I’m loving the talented diversity I’m hearing from Rogue One’s cast.

    I just wish we got a 2nd female actor rumor. It’s starting to look like a rainbow sausage fest.

    • August 12, 2015 at 7:26 am

      only for those who feel that.

    • August 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

      I also think Rogue One should have a team of talented meercats and chimps in acting roles, just for diversity.

      • August 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

        Apparently those racists don’t like Asians too.
        We knew that already.

    • August 15, 2015 at 7:11 am

      God, you are such a pathetic, limp d*** for simply the way you think. Let’s make the entire cast transgender…Would that make you o happy? Who the f*** raises people like you??? …”male bad, female good, white male worst of all…”
      Sorry to see your lobotomy failed, Lib. Go join ISIS or anything else just as long as you get your whiny ass out of this country.

  • August 12, 2015 at 7:28 am

    first try for attention.

  • August 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    It’s a win Wen situation

  • August 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Off-topic. Having just watched the new terminally boring (and overly complicated plot) Terminator film, same old ingredients including the tried and much tested love interest, boring slugging-it-out, same old CGI movement etc, I wonder if anyone can make an interesting film anymore. The last film I remember seeing which peaked my interest was District 9. Not much else before or after that has interested me. I really hope all the Star Wars films don’t fall into the boring, tried-and-tested formula’s which so many other films seem to adhere to.

    • August 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm


      And it’s “piqued”, not “peaked”.

    • August 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      I hear ya. And even District 9 ended up being virtually unwatchable for me due to the spastic shakey-cam nonsense. That really ticked me off, because I could tell that there was a good, potentially classic movie under all that pointless jittering.

  • August 12, 2015 at 11:50 am

    More Chinese… Boring…

    • August 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      China is second big market now, actually Star Wars would be better if more Asian actress would be casted.

      • August 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        It would be better for Disney cause they’ll get more money, but it wouldn’t be better for SW if they chose him only because he’s Chinese.

    • August 12, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      I agree with you. There are several beautiful and talented South-Korean and Japanese actresses as well.

  • August 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I hope they bring in Chow Yuan Fatt! My all time fave HK actor!

    • August 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Jackie Chan for the new Jar Jar , he’s probably funnier

    • August 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Or Ken Watanabe as the leader of The Knights of Ren…

      “The Empire’s time has come. Like the Old Republic or the Sith Empire before it the imperium has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the Knights of Ren. It is one we’ve performed for centuries. The Empire… must be destroyed.”

  • August 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Haha Piqued and peaked – interesting, never knew that
    You see the sort of stuff we are doing now!
    We are bored, give us some exciting news.

    Good point about district 9 and where the hell is the follow up?!? I thought his mate was coming back to give him a special alien headache tablet or something for his condition…
    I know these films will be special!!!! And once again Star Wars will raise the bar for movies

    • August 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      I sort of liked District 9’s direction, but I thought its storytelling was a bit heavy handed. The action was way too fast-paced and the apartheid government control message was a bit too “in-your-face”. There wasn’t a whole lot of relief to balance things out, it’s definitely an intense movie. Whereas you compare it to films like Hotel Rwanda, which feature rather similar subject content, and D9 falls a bit short. Even Hotel Rwanda had some rather cleverly used “comic” relief from the tension, such as the scene where Don Cheadle has a “date” with his wife while violence can be heard echoing in the distance, as well as a more wide-scale message about humanity’s ignorance of evil – which is actually turned into a plot-point where Don Cheadle commisions people to “Shame the international community” into lending them help.
      So I think Hotel Rwanda did well by making it about humanity in general as opposed to just purely focusing on mass-murder.
      District 9 is comparatively shallow IMO, showing Evil in gratuitous gruesome detail, but doing jack-zero is showing what is Good.
      Whereas Hotel Rwanda, while showing the full horror of Evil, presents the force of Good as well.
      So for this reason, I don’t really care for District 9,
      what does this have to do with Star Wars?
      um…. ………

  • August 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    He looks like Joel Hodgson from MST3K.

  • August 13, 2015 at 1:37 am

    We don’t need Chinese here please

  • August 13, 2015 at 2:56 am

    To plonker in a hat….
    Relax and allow people to talk about whatever they like, I can see why district 9 is relevant to Star Wars
    It’s a movie, and there are aliens and space ships in it
    End of?!

  • August 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm


  • August 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I would love to see Mark Rylance in a Star Wars movie – he would play a great First Order general/ Villain. And he is English and us English always play good Villains.

  • September 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    The Star Wars Battlefront III beta will begin a month before the game s release and give players the chance to play as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Heroes sometimes have to deal with far more than just a lone villain.

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