Renowned action star Donnie Yen briefly shared his thoughts about his character in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film Rogue One in an article posted today by Karen Chu on The Hollywood Reporter.  Now that The Force Awakens is in the rearview mirror, Rogue One is dead ahead!

Explaining that his children are fans of Star Wars, Yen says about his Rogue One role: “I am very proud to be the first Chinese actor cast in Rogue One. It was a good and benevolent character.” Beyond that, Yen said he was not allowed to say more about his character in the film.

But he told THR that he was like a kid in a candy store while filming. “I felt like I was in a theme park everyday when shooting Rogue One in Pinewood Studios in Britain,” he said. “I have learned and experienced a lot.”

Rogue One
First photo from Rogue One

About Rogue One:

Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards, takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. The film is set for release December 16, 2016.