Right on the heels of the big announcement that J.J. Abrams has nailed down the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII comes news that there might still be one slot left to fill.
The Hollywood Reporter is citing “several sources” who say the high-profile sequel still has one young female role left to fill, and it should be a “substantial” role. Considering how testosterone-heavy the cast list looks, it makes sense there’ll be one more lady in the mix.
This news also fits with the early casting reports, which were initially floated with two major young female roles. During the casting sessions, they were apparently looking for a mixed-raced female in her 20s. Of course, there’s always a chance this could be for a different role, but the odds lean toward this one.
Whoever the lucky lady is, she’ll join Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow in Abrams’ sequel.
For what it’s worth, Mashable is reporting the role is actually minor in Episode VII, which means it could grow in the future sequels. Considering the character wasn’t in that infamous table-read photo, that could fit, since the character isn’t so important they’d have to have it at this point.
What do you think? Who should fill that last slot on the credits?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)