Lupita Nyong’o for Star Wars 7
Lupita Nyong’o has now been officially confirmed to take on the role of Asajj Ventress (from the Clone Wars) role in Star Wars 7 along with Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie.
Star Wars 7 cast is getting better and better now that the 12 Years a Slave star and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie have been officially cast in the JJ Abrams directed Star Wars trilogy 7 through 9.
Now, both Lupita and Gwendoline will join original Star Wars trio Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, along with John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson.
We have also learned that Nyong’o won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Patsey in the Steve McQueen directed 12 Years a Slave, and has been touted for a role in Episode 7 for some time.
British-born Christie plays the warlike Brienne of Tarth in the hit HBOseries Game of Thrones, but has had little exposure to cinema audiences so far. This will change, however, after the release of the final two parts of The Hunger Games series, in which she plays rebel leader Commander Lyme.
Lupita Nyong’o is soon to be announced as playing Asajj Ventress. A fan favourite from THE CLONE WARS, Ventress is a female Sith who often wields two lightsabers. Given that Nyong’o has been long-rumoured for EPISODE VII, one would assume that she’d have been part of the recent casting announcement if she was indeed joining the movie.
Filming began on April 7, and the expected release date is 18 December 2015.