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Star Wars adds Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o joins the cast of the JJ Abrams sequel
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

It Seems like a really great year to be actress Lupita Nyong'o. Star Wars: Episode VII has cast Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie to join a cast that already includes Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, John Boyega andDaisy Ridley, as well as returning stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
Lupita reportedly met with JJ Abrams regarding the role prior to her Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave earlier this year.
This epic Star Wars sequel is being directed by J.J. Abrams. The script was written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan and began filming last month in London and Abu Dhabi. The movie is set to be released Dec. 18, 2015.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in March, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Episode VII is set some 30 years after the events in 1983's Return of the Jedi. Longtime Star Wars fans are not quite sure how the film will be, since it’s the first in series that George Lucas himself doesn’t have full control over. Technology has come a long way from the seventies, and even further since the advent of Episode I, so it’s a good bet that fans will be pleasantly surprised in December of 2015. Are you excited to see Lupita join the cast of this classic sci-fi series? Leave your voice in the comments section below.

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