When the Star Wars: Episode VII casting came down earlier today, there were a good number of people complaining about the lack of female roles. The only female part of the new crop of stars was unknown actress Daisy Ridley, joining the returning Carrie Fisher. For such a massive production it was unlikely the casting was truly done, and as it turns out there is there is at least one major female role yet to be cast.
THR has the story, saying J.J. Abrams has a substantial female part yet to be filled. It's possible this could be the mixed-race character Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers were rumored to be up for some weeks ago. It's unclear if either of them are still in contention or if there is another actress in mind at this point.
Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18th 2015, and maybe there will be a couple of female Jedi running around in it.