As we all know Star Wars: Episode VII is currently filming in London,even though they are in production they are still adding cast members. Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast. Rumors have been speculating for months that she was in talks to join the cast, well I guess they are true.
They have also casted Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. Christie is also set to appear in Mockingjay Part 2, which is due out next year.
“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.”
Since we know that the extended universe it not going to play a part in these films and if it does it will be very limited has Lucasfilms not released anything about the characters these talented ladies will be playing. Since I happen to watch Game of Thrones, I would put money on Christie playing a Jedi.
We will of course keep you posted on anymore Star Wars news. The new movie is expected out December 18th, 2015.