Saturday, May 3, 2014

A New(er) Hope? Star Wars VII may still cast a woman of color

Lupita Nyong'o; image from Forbes
Maisie Richardson-Sellers; Image from The Hollywood Reporter

In the wake of the cast announcement for Star Wars Episode VII, the internet is up in arms about the single new woman and the single person of color in the cast. It sounds like there may still be hope, though: J. J. Abrams has announced that he is looking to cast one more woman for a major role, and rumors indicate that it may be a woman of color.