Lupita Nyong’o And Gwendoline Christie Join The Cast Of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

We knew that the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII wasn't quite complete, and it has been announced today that 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o and Games of Thrones's Gwendoline Christie in undisclosed roles. Hit the jump to read the press release in full!

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By Josh Wilding - 6/2/2014

 
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.
Source: StarWars.com
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Pasto - 6/2/2014, 9:07 AM
Lol, talk about hearing a fan outcry.

Cherry ought to be happy about this. MrFridayNight, not so much...
UnrealLuigi - 6/2/2014, 9:10 AM
Great casting choices! Hope we get some female jedi/siths this time around
Ramiel - 6/2/2014, 9:11 AM
Nice! Solid choices.
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:12 AM
Am I the only one that thinks that Gwendoline Christie is attractive?
ALegendaryPanda - 6/2/2014, 9:12 AM
Great casting!!
ATrueHero1987 - 6/2/2014, 9:12 AM
#Nice! And I'm starting to crush on Lupita..
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:12 AM
Jennifer Lawrence>>>>>>>>>>>>Lupita
Bekss - 6/2/2014, 9:13 AM
Pasto

Wrong, now the women will say that it's only because they said there was not enough women.


Just kidding
Ramiel - 6/2/2014, 9:13 AM

MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:12 AM
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Am I the only one that thinks that Gwendoline Christie is attractive?
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She's not ugly.
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:13 AM
Jennifer Lawrence is a gift from God.
DEVLIN712 - 6/2/2014, 9:13 AM
I ain't actually a fan of Lupita. She's had one good role and now she's being treated like a black Jennifer Lawrence
Batmaniac - 6/2/2014, 9:14 AM
They're both great additions to the cast. Now let's give Brienne of Tarth a lightsaber!
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:14 AM
@Ramiel She is hot but everyone says she is a shemale
GA15 - 6/2/2014, 9:15 AM
yah Lupita and she beauiful black woman.
SuperCat - 6/2/2014, 9:15 AM
I hope Christie is a Sith :)
MrNiklander - 6/2/2014, 9:15 AM
Oh yeah this is a hell of a cast
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:16 AM
Jennifer Lawrence should play Han Solo daughter
GA15 - 6/2/2014, 9:17 AM
jennifer is overated white bitch can't stand her.
Garrus - 6/2/2014, 9:17 AM
BRIENNE OF TARTH
SuperCat - 6/2/2014, 9:18 AM
ALegendaryPanda - 6/2/2014, 9:19 AM
Now with these two great actresses joining, people can stop bitching about how there's not enough female characters in the movie.
yossarian - 6/2/2014, 9:19 AM
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:20 AM
@GA15 Jennifer Lawrence is 10,000 times better actress than Lupita and more beautiful.
ezio619 - 6/2/2014, 9:20 AM
cool...i actually havent seen 12 Years A Slave....i want to but i dont want to at the same time..i heard its realllllllllllllllllly hard to watch..but i saw Lupita Nyong'o at the oscars and she is very beautiful and seems very graceful and genuine,Gwendoline Christie i havent heard of but i know she plays a character called Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones..cool..this seems to be acool cast and very original trilogy in that not many known actors in it
mcminnjb1990 - 6/2/2014, 9:22 AM
Awesome both these ladies are incredible! I would love to see Lupida as a sith lord or apprentice
ALegendaryPanda - 6/2/2014, 9:22 AM
I really wish some people would keep their racist bullshit to themselves...
Pasto - 6/2/2014, 9:23 AM
I agree with GA15. Lawrence is ugly and overrated.

#QueenBee
Hexagram - 6/2/2014, 9:23 AM
@GA15 6/2/2014, 9:17AM

Good lyrics!
sinsear912 - 6/2/2014, 9:24 AM
I would so bone brienne
jmartinez986 - 6/2/2014, 9:24 AM
@yoss
lmao....
TheRationalNerd - 6/2/2014, 9:25 AM
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:11 AM

Oh god now that [frick]ing ugly black woman!!!!!!!!


You just lost all my respect on this site man..smh



Someone call the troll police on this dude man...




MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 9:25 AM
This is a great cast.
SkipKahless - 6/2/2014, 9:26 AM
brienne will be chewy's love interest.
LAsBruceWayne - 6/2/2014, 9:26 AM
........

GWENDOLINE!!

MARVELPSYCHO79 - 6/2/2014, 9:27 AM
@GA15 I'm happy to see a sista on this site.I've been loving your comments too:)
GA15 - 6/2/2014, 9:28 AM
@Pasto and 400lb thank for have my back. i hate when white men call beauiful black woman ugly. i'm a black woman and that shit not cool.
Gusto - 6/2/2014, 9:29 AM

ezio619 - 6/2/2014, 9:29 AM
also because guardians of the galaxy is coming out..i have been on a space adventure/space epic kick so i saw the original trilogy again and so goooooddddddd...its filled with great characters and some dark moments and themes, very emotional in terms of the luke-vader relationships..it becomes more epic as it goes along..i just wish the prequels were like that ..not filled with bad cgi, JAR JAR, liefeless performances(except ewan mcgregor who is quite good)..boring political mumbo jumbo and worse of all..the bad characterization of Anakin..Clone wars the animated series has a MUCH better characterization of Anakin then the movies imo..anyway i also saw both star trek films..i really like both those films..they have flaws but their strengths outweigh the weaknesses for me..i have never been a star trek fan so maybe i enjoyed the films more then others..anyway i cant wait for guardians of the galaxy and i hope thats good and successful and i cant wait for this either..hopefully the success of both these films allows for more space epic films
MrFridayNights - 6/2/2014, 9:29 AM
@TheBlackNerd lol NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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