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Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie join Episode VII

Two more women have been added to the cast of Episode VII today: Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie. Nyong’o is quite accomplished, earning a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama and winning the Herschel Williams prize for outstanding acting ability. She has long…

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Video selfie from Abrams and Kasdan

It’s a simple gesture, but this video is pretty¬†exciting nonetheless: Seeing Lawrence Kasdan with J.J. Abrams makes it all seem so… real. As if the table read wasn’t cool enough. Yes, it’s actually happening: the ever-likeable Abrams is working with the man who gave us Empire, Jedi and Raiders to bring us the sequel to…

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Episode VII cast announced! (Updated)

Wow, OK! Big news… The Episode VII cast has been announced! John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis, Lincoln), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive), Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Max…

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From blue meth to a blue lightsaber?

Today’s casting rumour is that Jesse Plemons, who played the disturbingly doe-eyed yet sociopathic Todd Alquist in Breaking Bad, is up for a lead role in Episode VII. While Plemons has yet to get the part, he is a “favorite”, having passed an initial audition, and he is scheduled to fly to L.A. to audition…

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Rumour: Emmanuelle Chriqui cast in Episode VII?

Today brings whispers of¬†Emmanuelle Chriqui possibly being cast in Episode VII. It’s based on rather scant evidence, but it’s not totally crazy, either. A few days ago, Jedi News’ source Jedi Master SQL had this to say on casting: Just this past two weeks I have heard the names of Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziena, and…