‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Adds Lupita Nyong’o To Cast

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When the cast was announced for Star Wars: Episode 7, a lot of people were disappointed that it didn’t feature more women. Well, that changed today when Disney announced that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie would be heading to a galaxy far far away.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said via press release: “I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Twitter was also pretty excited about the announcement.

It’s unclear who the new cast members will be playing in Star Wars: Episode 7. It was previously rumored that Lupita would be playing a lead role as Obi Won-Kenobi’s granddaughter. We have no idea who Gwendoline will be playing but we’re guessing she’ll be some type of awesome warrior in the new film. But will she be on the dark side?

You can see a photo of the Star Wars cast (minus Lupito Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie) here.

Dan Evon

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