When the first major casting announcements for Star Wars: Episode VII were announce, the Borg-like (sorry, wrong franchise) multi-voice of the internet loudly pointed out that the cast was heavily male, with not many women involved.  That voice may be able to subside somewhat, as the film has just gained two more female cast members.

Lupita Nyong’o, coming off her Academy Award-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave (as well as a supporting role in Non-Stop), has now been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.   Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie has also been added, in a bit of geek-culture cross-pollination sure to make a few fan-heads explode this morning.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams, with Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan tackling the writing duties.  The film is set for a December 18, 2015 release date.

What do you think of the Star Wars casting news?