More Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced – Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline...

More Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced – Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie

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LucasFilm have just released a brand new batch of casting for  Star Wars: Episode VII.

This casting follows the news that we had a month ago ahead of the first script read through with the fantastic photo of both new and old cast members which if you missed you can see here. Already cast are: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Joining them are Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie. Lupita was rumoured to be appearing a while back, and there are obviously no details forthcoming as of yet about who they’ll be playing.

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We predict what J.J. may do now that he’s cast Gwendoline Christie and we like it a lot!

Here’s the official information from StarWars.com

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

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

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.