Major female 'Star Wars' role may still be up for grabs, say sources

The cast for "Star Wars VII" has been revealed and it's mostly a boys' club, but the scales could tip a little if a report on an open role is true.

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This cast photo mostly shows a bunch of guys. Lucasfilm

When the official "Star Wars VII" cast was announced Tuesday, fans everywhere finally relaxed upon learning all the main original-trilogy actors would be returning for the new film. Along with the likes of Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, we also learned the names of new additions like Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis.

But only two women were named to major roles: Carrie Fisher reprising her role as Princess Leia and an as-yet-unnamed part for Daisy Ridley, a relative newcomer. That leaves us with a male-heavy cast, a fact that Crave's Bonnie Burton and some others lamented.

The Hollywood Reporter suggests the scales might become just slightly more balanced, however, citing "sources" who say the casting process isn't over and that at least one major female role is still waiting to be filled. This could bring more balance to the galactic gender equation.

It also means the "Star Wars VII" casting rumors aren't quite over yet. Feel free to speculate about who might be called upon to fill this mysterious slot. Perhaps Judi Dench has some free time in her schedule...

 

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