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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Academy Award Winner and Game of Thrones Stars To Cast


Star Wars LogoStarWars.com just released information on 2 new actors joining the Star Wars: Episode VII cast! The first is Lupita Nyong’o who won an Academy Award from her role in 12 Years a Slave. The other addition is Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie who plays the awesome Brienne in the show. I am very ecstatic about both of these additions! Really solid choices and I can see both of them in the Star Wars universe. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Below is the entire press release:

“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.”

– Stephen Savelli | @SavelliNerdSwag

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About Stephen Savelli (65 Articles)
Founder of #NerdSwag! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest of the United States (the most beautiful place ever!). I love comic books, video games, and movies. My favorite video game: Final Fantasy VI (3 on SNES), My favorite movie: Gladiator, My favorite current comic: Thor: God of Thunder. Hope you enjoy the content!

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