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Disney+ Developing Martial Arts STAR WARS Series

After international superstar Donnie Yen (Ip Man 4) brought a fresh martial arts flavor to the Star Wars universe as blind warrior Chirrut Imwe in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney is planning to expand that style onto the small screen.

Disney+ is developing a new female-centric Star Wars series that will be written by Lesley Headland (Netflix’s Russian Doll).

Deadline has confirmed that the female led series is an “action thriller with martial arts elements and set in an alternate timeline from the usual Star Wars universe.”

Sadly, this series does not sound like it will feature fan-favorite Chirrut Imwe. This is a major missed opportunity for Disney to bring back the king of martial arts himself, Donnie Yen, and perhaps explore Imwe’s backstory with Baze Malbus (played by Jiang Wan in Rogue One).

Stay tuned as we learn more about the new series and who Disney will cast as its female lead.

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David Vo

Founder of M.A.A.C. Martial arts action cinema fan since the age of 7. While other kids were watching Looney Tunes, I was glued to the screen enjoying ‘Police Story’ and ‘Tiger Cage’. I want to share my love for kick-ass films of the genre by supporting and sharing new projects with all my fellow passionate MAAC fans! Contact me at david@maactioncinema.com for any questions, suggestions, requests, or to just say hello =)

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