Good news for Star Wars fans, Lupita fans and just people who enjoy good things in general – Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Kudos to whoever is making the casting decisions there, by the way. After the original casting was criticised for basically populating the film with all white men, hiring the most promising young Oscar winner of 2014 is probably the best way to recover.

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Nyong'o and her impeccable style at Liberty State Park.

And in other “awesome ladies, who we’d love to see kick all the tail in Star Wars,” Gwendolyn Christie, aka Game of Thrones’ Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in Episode VII. Sidenote: if you’re not a fan of Christie/Brienne, we’re not saying you’re wrong, but you definitely aren’t right.

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Gwendoline Christie and her impeccable style at the New York premiere of Game of Thrones season 4.

So it doesn’t entirely fix the problem, but this casting announcement (cited via The Washington Post) should definitely go along way to persuade the people, who objected against the lack of women in the origjnal cast. When the cast, which includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis, was announced, fans online were pretty wound up, not only about the lack of women, but the lack of POC as well. Well, it seems like Disney was actually listening. Or maybe it was just too early to sound the alarm? Doubtful, but not impossible. 

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The movie would be worth seeing even for these two alone.