Star Wars Episode VII Adds Lupita Nyong'o And Gwendoline Christie

June 2, 2014 4:19 PM

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Star Wars dropped some very exciting news on fans today in the form of two casting announcements in one. 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie have joined Star Wars Episode VII. Specifics on their roles are about as detailed as all the other casting news, in that there's nothing specific mentioned about who they're playing. But this does add two very talented females to the cast of the anticipated Star Wars followup.

When Star Wars first announced their cast, there was a noticeable skew in the male to female ratio, with Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisey Ridley as the only two women mentioned. But we knew that the film was in search of another female lead to play a major role in the story. Whether or not Lupita N...

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