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Star Wars announces two new female cast members for Episode VII

Big news from Star Wars regarding new cast members in Episode VII. Neither is a huge surprise for those who have been paying attention.


Lupita Nyong’o from “12 Years a Slave” for which she one an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series “Game of Thrones” have both joined the cast.

If you’re interested in seaching them out TMZ has some photos that leaked from the set too. I’m not linking to them though.

Press release below:

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Wraps Up With Big Announcement


The European edition of Star Wars Celebrations, the official Lucasfilm organized fan event, has just wrapped up. More than 20,000 Star Wars fans from around the world gathered to celebrate their love of the classic stories and the chance to hear a few big announcements about the future of the franchise.

In a Main Stage event hosted by Warwick Davis, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced that legendary composer John Williams will return to score the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, to be directed by J.J. Abrams. And one of the Executive Producers from Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni, was on hand to guide fans through the genesis of the upcoming animated series, revealing designs heavily influenced by original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. While unable to attend in person, Executive Producers Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman shared their excitement for the series in a video message recorded exclusively for Celebration attendees. Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for a 2015 release and Star Wars Rebels will begin airing on Disney XD starting in fall of 2014.Read More »Star Wars Celebration Europe Wraps Up With Big Announcement