One of the only criticisms levelled at the news yesterday of new cast members joining “Star Wars Episode VII” is that of the seven new names, only one of them was a woman (Daisy Ridley).
However, Heat Vision reports that director J.J. Abrams still has one more major female role left to fill.
From the photo and Ridley’s proximity to actors Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, it has been suggested Ridley will be playing the daughter of Han and Leia. That would suggest the female role yet to be cast is the one rumored to be a mixed-race descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi – a role “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o has been linked to.
Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t revealed any character details at all however, so which of the newcomers is playing which roles is all speculation at this point.
Another criticism about the casting announcement? The absence of one key name – three if you include George Lucas and Michael Arndt. That key name? Lando Calrissian himself actor Billy Dee Williams. Williams’ involvement has been hinted at for more than a year, but his absence is glaring.