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Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie cast in Star Wars: Episode VII

Earlier today, we showed you a number of new images that were leaked from the set of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. It would seem as if this is not the only big news of the day to come out of the Lucasfilm production.

According to the official Star Wars website, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars sequel.

Nyong’o burst onto the scene with her stunning performance as Patsey in the real life drama 12 Years A Slave opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor; the role in which she won her Academy Award for.

Also being added to the film is Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in the popular HBO Original Series. Before you see her in the latest addition to the Star Wars saga, she can be seen in the upcoming final chapter of The Hunger Games saga The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2.

At this point and time, there is no official word on what roles the two ladies will be playing in the film or how integral their roles will be, but there is one thing for sure; the film just gained two incredibly talented actresses.

What do you think of the latest additions to the Star Wars: Episode VII cast? What roles do you think the two ladies will be playing? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by the director of the most recent Star Trekfilms J.J. Abrams. Abrams also co-wrote the script for the film with Lawrence Kasdan, the man responsible for the screenplays for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

The film reunites all of your favorite rebels like Harrison FordCarrie FisherMark HamillAnthony DanielsKenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew. Joining the Star Warsuniverse in Episode VII is Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy RidleyAdam DriverOscar Isaac,John BoyegaMax von SydowAndy Serkis, and many more.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015.

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