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'Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens' Release Date, Cast, Plot & Trailer: 'Raid 2' Martial Artist Trio & Aaron Paul On Board?

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New cast members have been announced for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

In a report on The Wrap, it was revealed that "The Raid 2" stars martial artists Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman will display their fighting skills for the upcoming film.

It's still unconfirmed whether the trio will be on the Dark Side or the Light Side of the Force. The Wrap, however, stated that one of their characters will die in the film. Another member of the "Raid" stunt team will also make an appearance in the "Star Wars" movie, but the identity of the artist was not revealed.

Aaron Paul Responds to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Casting

There are also rumors going around that "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul will have a major role in "The Force Awakens." According to Entertainment Wise, the rumors started when Jason Ward, editor-in-chief of the Making Star Wars website, said that Paul will portray Harrison Ford's Han Solo role in the "Star Wars" spin-off film.

Paul addressed the rumor on Twitter with an article link attached to it. The tweet reads: "Who's starting these rumors? This one is actually making me believe I have a job in 2015. Very exciting. #StarWars."

Entertainment Wise added that the actor was also previously reported to portray Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker. Fans went berserk when Paul tweeted, "It's official! I will be playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Give me my light saber!! Dreams are real my friends."

But it turned out that the role was only for a staged reading of "The Empire Strikes Back," which Paul confirmed on a follow-up tweet, saying, "To everyone that thinks I'm playing Luke Skywalker in the new movie...bless you. The link I posted talks about a staged reading I'm doing."

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Release Date, Cast, and Plot

The film will be released in theaters on December 18, 2015, according to The Wrap. It is produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot and will feature a new set of protagonists: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac. Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are also back to reprise their roles, as well as Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, Mirror reported.

Newcomers include Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, Mirror added. The plot of "The Force Awakens" is set 30 years after 1983's "Return of the Jedi," which ended with the death of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and showed Han Solo finally getting together with Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker's sister.

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