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.
Casting continues for Star Wars episode VII, right now five actors are in consideration for a major Jedi role. Ed Speleers, Matthew James Thomas, Jesse Plemons, John Boyega, Ray Fisher.
No word yet on who this major Jedi character is, we do not know if he will be one of the Skywalker/Solo kids. I am going to go on a limb and say it’s probably not a Solo, just because of the diverse nature of the cast. Let’s be far we know what both Solo parents look like. Unless they were lucky enough to adopt a force sensitive baby, I’m thinking he is not going to be a Solo kid. He could be Ben Skywalker who is Luke Skywalker’s son, while in the extended universe Mara is Caucasian, they could change that for the movie.
We will keep our ear out for more information about the casting and characters. I will say this they are doing their best to keep a tight lid on who the actual characters are. While they said they were going to take some of the characters from the extended universe, they could be creating some new ones as well. I guess we are just going to wait and see.