When Disney and Lucasfilm finally made an official announcement about the cast of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, though it was a big list of names, most of us assumed there would be more coming down the pipe. One of the primary issues many people had with the cast is that it was almost exclusively dudes. Well, with one new announcement, the production has addressed both of those points. News dropped this morning that 12 Years A Slave’s Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie have both been added to the ever expanding Episode VII party.
The pair joinsfellow newcomers Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley—the only new female cast member—as well as returning franchise vets Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).