Lupita Nyong'o On Board For Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Sequel

Jun 3, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


So the rumours are true…

Despite being left off the initial “Star Wars” cast roster that was revealed by Lucasfilm and Disney back in April, Lupita Nyong’o is officially in the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
The ebony beauty confirmed the good news on her instagram page, depicting a the star wars logo and the caption, “I can finally say it out loud and proud: I’m going to a galaxy far far away!(sic)”
Also on board to join Nyong’o and original film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in the upcoming sequel will be “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie in an unspecified role.
The two actresses will also share the screen with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. critic Richard Lawson wrote had great things to say about the current cast, including that change is indeed good!
“[T]here’s nothing in the world of ‘Star Wars’ that explicitly says that women don’t have as much agency as men, or that there isn’t a vast array of skin colors within the humanoid population zigzagging across space… so why so stringently follow the terrible rules of our own culture, where minorities and women are systematically marginalized in favor of white male hero after white male hero? ‘Star Wars’ is pure fantasy, and yet a lot of this initial casting seems to follow our dullest and most frustrating terrestrial tendencies.”
The “Twelve Years A Slave” star is expected to play a lead role in “Episode VII,” possibly alongside Boyega and Ridley a newcomer.

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