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The "Star Wars" universe is getting a dose of martial arts with the news that a trio of actors from "The Raid" and "The Raid 2" will be joining "The Force Awakens."

Actors Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman will put their fighting skills on display in director J.J. Abrams's new installment in the "Star Wars" franchise, though it's unclear in what capacity. Twitch, which first reported the trio's casting, noted that there was no indication whether Uwais, Ruhian, and Rahman would be playing good or evil characters.

According to TheWrap, at least one of the actors is slated to die onscreen. The site also reports that an additional, unnamed actor from the "Raid" stunt team participated in the "Force Awakens" shoot, but that person's role (and identity) is also being kept under wraps.

We're looking forward to seeing how these martial artists factor into a galaxy far, far away. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens on December 18.

[via: Twitch, TheWrap]

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