Our friend Eric Tan has let us know that Apple Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper, has written:
Donny Yen (Yen Ji Dan), martial artist and movie star (Ip Man trilogy) has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
He’s really up for anything Star Wars can throw at him on the action, that’s for sure. The article also mentions he is comfortable with English-speaking roles and he is up for it (if my translator droid didn’t let me down).
Check out some of his skills, which are awesome: