Star Wars STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Adds Nyong’o & Christie! written by Sean Gerber June 2, 2014 Via StarWars.com, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced two outstanding additions to the STAR WARS: EPISODE VII cast. Lupita Nyong’o (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Gwendoline Christie (GAME OF THRONES) will join their previously announced castmates under the direction of J.J. Abrams for the beginning of a brand new trilogy for the legendary franchise. This should put an end to the premature criticism the film has already received over a lack of female roles. Nyong’o is coming off of an Oscar win for 12 YEARS while Christie has been a fan favorite as Brienne of Tarth on GOT and will also be seen in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2. The new STAR WARS trilogy is lucky to have these two in the fold. Check out the complete announcement below. 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. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Adds Nyong’o & Christie! was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post MMM #187: Daredevil & Thanos Cast In The Marvel Cinematic Universe! next post MMM #188: STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Adds Two Stellar Actresses You may also like Report: Felicity Jones In Talks For STAR... February 3, 2015 Darth Vader Returns In New Trailer For... August 11, 2016 The Wait For STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII... January 20, 2016 Han to Fly Solo & Boba Fett... February 7, 2013 New Images From STAR WARS: THE FORCE... April 16, 2015 Zack Snyder is NOT Working on a... January 14, 2013 An Immersive Week In STAR WARS August 21, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Review December 17, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Covers EW... November 11, 2015 It’s Here! The STAR WARS: THE FORCE... November 28, 2014 texvor I hope they give them some good parts to play. Sometimes the trouble with big movies like this that has a huge brand name is that they don’t fully use the talents of the cast they pick and often waste them. That defiantly happened with the prequels and while the Hobbit isn’t as fluid as a film series like LOTR at least they fully using who they have cast in that film with various good performances like Lee Pace and Lily. I will also mention XMen DoFP and Captain America TWS which had a cast that sold the product to make it enjoyable. Godzilla’s cast I feel was wasted from what i saw. Robert Reineke Certainly looks like two good choices. Now, give them more to do than swing around a lightsaber and look badass and they’re off to a really good start. Michael Lalaian Pfft, you had to look up an Aurabesh translator, Justin? Poser. Just kidding! Seriously, I could listen to John and Justin talk about Star Wars all day. Sometimes a guy can forget that they aren’t the only person on the planet who knows what an Ithorian is. I figure this is a possibility anyway, but how about commentaries/roundtables for all six Star Wars films in the build up to Episode Seven?