UPDATE – Report: Christina Chong to Join the Cast of Star Wars: Episode 7

Christina Chong
Another actress has reportedly joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode 7. From Latino Review comes word that Christina Chong will play a role in the new film.

There aren’t many details at this time, and we have yet to find a second source to confirm this, but Latino Review has just posted a story that English actress Christina Chong has signed on for an as-yet undisclosed role in Star Wars: Episode 7.
Latino Review’s El Mayimbe writes:

“Up and coming actress Christina Chong, who was last seen on 24: Live Another Day and recently bagged the female lead in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan’s digital feature project Halo: Nightfall, just joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII according to my sources.”

In addition to the credits listed above, Christina also played a small but memorable role in the 2011 Doctor Who episode “A Good Man Goes To War.” I tried to find a good clip of her performance as Lorna Bucket to share with you. Best I could do was this fan tribute to the character, which unfortunately buries much of the dialogue under a rather loud music bed.

Assuming that Christina has indeed just been cast and that we aren’t just now hearing about something that was decided months ago, chances are that she doesn’t have a huge role in Episode 7. Still, I think that she ought to fit into the Star Wars universe quite well.
More on this as we get further information…
Christina Chong - Lorna Bucket-Doctor Who
UPDATE: Variety has posted an article in which they appear to have confirmed Christina Chong’s involvement in Episode 7 through a second source.
Also, MakingStarWars.net has come up with another interesting little wrinkle. Christina Chong has a parkour showreel of her own.

Given the fact that parkour artist Pip Andersen was just announced as part of the Episode 7 cast , this raises the question of whether
or not Christine’s own parkour abilities played a part in her landing an Episode 7 role of her own.



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159 thoughts on “UPDATE – Report: Christina Chong to Join the Cast of Star Wars: Episode 7

  • July 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Variety and The Wrap are reporting this too. According to them she has already filmed.

    • July 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks, Jeff! The Variety article makes it look as though they have confirmation other than the Latino Review article. I’ll keep my eye on this one.

  • July 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Is this the same Latino Review that said Ian McDiarmid had signed on to Ep7? Credibility = 0

  • July 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I hope this is true. I fan casted her about a year ago when I watched the Doctor Who episode. She was great.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Mmmm. Pretty.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Maybe it’s not an interesting detsil but, Have anyone notice the photo background and lihgting is exact to daisy ridley’s one? Is she from the same talent agency? Or is a photo done during casting?

    • July 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

      Yeah that is strange… And theyre both wearing very similar black shirts in their head shots.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Yay for more talented diversity in Star Wars! I’m so excited to hear about the first Asian actor for VII! q:D

    • July 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

      Uhh. 3PO was built in China. Does that count?

      • July 18, 2014 at 2:12 am

        No. China’s not on Tatooine.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:47 am

    well well well, all those beautiful young people, it´s Beverly Hills 90210 in space 🙂 now US citizens will say I´m racist, which is absolutely not true, but being european I just have to say – PLEASE, I see there´s still room for a native american, Middle east guy and….

    • July 18, 2014 at 1:51 am

      I won’t.

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Yeah, it’s pretty funny that when people comment on the adolescent and the model perfect nature of the female cast thusfar, they’re accused of being racist, sexist, mysoginist, and whatever else.

      They really don’t have basic vocabulary classes in school anymore, do they?

      • July 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

        If you think they look too much like a model then that’s your problem and your problem alone. They have a diverse range of looks anyway. But then there are those that say Carrie is too ‘rough looking’ to be in the film.. You can’t please everyone with looks. The point is, they are female. It’s not like the females have giant knockers and have hair down to their waist and enormous bulging lips. They are just typical females, that are arguably conventionally attractive. But not conventionally model material by any means. and to say they are all adolescent is also weird as the only female adolescent is Daisy, and possibly Crystal although I can’t find her age. Lupita and Gwendoline are in their 30’s and Carrie is 57. Princess Leia was an adolescent then ages from film to film. It’s a coming of age story.. It’s not their duty to represent people who don’t look like models.

        • July 22, 2014 at 1:34 am

          Is it their duty to provide toilet paper?

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I hope this’ll finally shut the mouths of all of the PC fans so we can discuss the real substance of her potential as an actress in EpVII.
    That being said, I think she’ll be a great inclusion in the cast! I’m very anxious to witness the chemistry between these actors on screen.

    • July 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

      I’ve been very satisfied with Disney with these new announcements including more women actresses. Now if morons like YOU can just shut up and stop calling everyone who disagrees with you “politically correct” perhaps we can have a real discussion.

      • July 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        So quick to accuse, aren’t we?

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        Why don’t you stop trying to dictate what people can or cannot discuss?

        Stop being so bossy. It’s not your place to decree what constitutes a real discussion.

    • July 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Nothing will ever shut the mouths of PC fascists.

      They’ll be wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth over minutiae until Ragnorok.

      They’re always desperately searching for things to be offended by. If they can’t find something, they’ll invent it.

      • July 23, 2014 at 2:56 am

        People aren’t finding things to complain about. People notice a problem and therefore actually bother to complain about it unlike others. If people didn’t bother complaining we would still be living in slavery. Thank goodness some people have the common sense to stand up for what’s right, even if it’s something pretty trivial.

  • July 18, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Dennis Quaid would be good in Star Wars. He could play a Han Solo type.

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Too many women in this movie…too many.

    • July 18, 2014 at 1:12 am

      Disney probably asked for more Princesses to be written in. You just wait!

    • July 18, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Too many for what?

    • July 18, 2014 at 2:34 am


      Seriously, though. Your masculinity will not be threatened by having six women in a movie.

      And presuming they’ll all be Disney Princesses? Could you come across as being more stereotypical and sexist?

      • July 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        Ever heard of sarcasm?

        • July 18, 2014 at 9:36 pm

          I’d be more inclined to believe that it’s sarcasm if people here weren’t consistently bringing up references to Beverly Hills 90210, cosplaying, burlesques, and schlocky old sci-fi movies with B-movie actresses or pornographic models in them.

          • July 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

            I understand the concerns raised, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind wants a Star Wars film devoid of women… just a realistic portrayal of the genre, that’s all.

          • July 19, 2014 at 6:16 am

            That’s exactly the point that can’t seem to get through to some people apparently.

          • July 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

            The weird thing is though Pomojema is that you keep arguing against a phantom caricature of a stereotypical sexist that isn’t making any of the points that you’re arguing against.

            Not one person has claimed that the presence of six women in Star Wars will threaten their masculinity. Not one.

            This point is simply not being made by anyone.

            Rather, the point that has been repeatedly made instead, is that the nature of the girls that have been cast, indicate a regression from the realism that Star Wars introduced in science fiction back in 1977. That more realistic women who reflect women that actually fight in “wars” ought to be cast instead.

            We’d be making this same point about the male characters if they had chosen to cast the equivalent of the Back Street Boys in them.

            But for some reason this point can’t seem to register with the genitalia obsessed progressive pea-brain. They simply cannot or will not switch gears from the male vs. female rhetoric they want to keep parroting, even though it has literally nothing whatsoever to do with any of the points that are actually being made.

            It’s bizarre.

          • July 20, 2014 at 3:51 am

            “The weird thing is though Pomojema is that you keep arguing against a phantom caricature of a stereotypical sexist that isn’t making any of the points that you’re arguing against.”

            The initial comment said that the movie had too many women, which was my first point. The following comment said that they’d all be limited to Disney Princess material, which was my third point. Neither of these points make sense, considering that Star Wars is traditionally a movie with a cast of dozens upon dozens of characters, and that only a few women in the Star Wars movies fit the mold for actually qualifying as Disney Princesses.

            My second point (regarding masculinity), however, was mainly addressed toward a lot of the people who seem to be offended that Disney is hiring attractive actresses for their movie. Because, as your argument evidently points out, attractive people can’t be seen in military roles (which is a farcical statement). I was not using it as a point because I noticed any phobic comments regarding women, but because of how nobody seemed to comment about how the movie had too many men. The double standard is pretty easy to notice here.

            “Rather, the point that has been repeatedly made instead, is that the nature of the girls that have been cast, indicate a regression from the realism that Star Wars introduced in science fiction back in 1977.”

            Groundbreaking realism such as noise in space and single-climate planets, right? The Star Wars movies have always had the mission statement of not being grounded by realism, and casting “realistically” (whatever that means) would only hurt the movies.

            “But for some reason this point can’t seem to register with the genitalia obsessed progressive pea-brain. They simply cannot or will not switch gears from the male vs. female rhetoric they want to keep parroting, even though it has literally nothing whatsoever to do with any of the points that are actually being made.”

            When in doubt, resort to name-calling and generalizing.

          • July 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

            Yes, the initial comment did say that the movie had to many women. And yes, the following comment did mention that Disney probably asked for too many princesses. But you’ll note how neither of these points have anything to do with masculinity being threatened.

            You are correct in that hte notion that attractive people can’t be seen in military roles, is a farcical statement, so it’s a good thing that I never actually made that point. Rather, that is an incorrect interpretation all of your own.

            It’s important to understand that attractiveness is always in the eye of the beholder. So my point has nothing whatsoever to do with attractiveness or lack thereof. My point, exclusively, has to do with the believabiliy of the actor/actress in any given role. So if we want female Jedi, that’s all fine and dandy. But thought to more than the skin deep (if you’ll excuse the pun) perceptions of diversity such as sex and race needs to be given when creating any character. If the female character is a veteran Jedi Warrior, then you need to begin to ask yourself how they became one. You begin with the nature of their childhood, then move into the nature of their Jedi training. This training would likely have bulked up the musculature of the Jedi so that they can fight competently and effectively. Then you have to consider the nature of the fighting they have engaged in. They likely would have been exposed to harsh climates, and been subject to all manner of hardships. They may have received scars or other injuries during the course of their fighting. The life of a soldier is not any easy one, and that generally tends to show in the physiology of the warrior. They’re not spending their days having their epidermis exfoliated at the day spa. Female actresses such as Sigourney Weaver and inda Hamnilton were able to pull these kinds of performances off succesfully, because they that sense of ruggedness about them that meade them believable in their roles, and they were attractive. Now, I understand that progressives are desperate to turn fictional movie characters into some kind of preposterous civil rights crusade, but note how none of this reasoning has anything whatsoever to do with genetalia or attractiveness.

            The reason nobody comments about the movie having too many men, for the same reason that nobody would comment on a movie about the Suffrage Movement having too many women. If people clamor that Star Wars should have 50% women because there are 50% women in this world, then they are effectively saying that the film should reflect the reality of our world. However in our world, wars, as in Star Wars, are predominately fought by men. That’s not a double standard; it’s just reality. Now, you may not like that, but that’s the way it is anyway.

            No one is offended by the hiring of “attractive” actresses. Rather, the concern is that the casting of eye candy has Episode VII in danger of regressing to the drive-in sci-fi exploitation films of the 1970s and earlier, where scantily clad T & A was put into the film just to get people in the seats of the theaters.

            The notion that the Star Wars films always had the mission statement of not being grounded by realism, is a deeply stupid comment not based in any actual knowledge or experience. It’s a purely emotional response. those who have followed Star Wars since it’s release in 1977, know full well that Star Wars pioneered the concept of a “used universe” in science fiction films. One only has to pick up Starlog magazines from the period to see the truth of this. the ships themselves are modeled after the fighters and warships of World War II. In fact Lucas reviewed WW II dogfight footage to model his Death Star battle after. The designs of the ships themselves were conceived of by Ralph McQuarrie. The reason his deisngs are so realistically believable, is because he was a technical artist for Boeing. So the entire notion that casting realistically would only hurt the movies, contradicts the known history of the films.

            Remember, it’s not name-calling or generalizing, if it’s true.

          • July 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

            Maybe that’s why the feminists are all up in arms, and refusing the acknowledge the more reasonable points being made as they actually exist.

            Maybe they want detractors to be sexist and misogynist, so that they can feel like they’re speaking truth to power and engaging in some kind of glorious Star Wars suffrage movement.

          • July 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm

            This always seems to happen on this blog.. Someone makes a sexist comment, then someone rightly calls out the sexism, then a flock of idiots come in and claim that he was just being sarcastic and then claim that feminists are accusing everyone of being racist and blah blah blah. Then after they accuse the feminists of things, they then claim it’s actually the feminists who are wrongly accusing others.. If people wants to point out sexist comments, then people will do that. Simple. It’s your problem if you don’t like being called out on it. Loosing your marbles and resorting to make silly claims about how feminists think everyone is a sexist and a racist and whatever else, is just a lame attempt to claim they are overreacting.

          • July 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm

            The only people losing their marbles are the shrieking harridans that see imaginary sexist bugaboos in every shadow.

          • July 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

            Well that’s my point proven then ..

          • July 22, 2014 at 1:35 am

            Actually, it’s you that has proven my point. Thanks.

          • July 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

            So exactly hows that then ??

          • July 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm


          • July 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

            I hate to pull up awful memes but..

            Such argument.
            Very logic.

          • July 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm

            Thank you for proving my point yet again.

          • July 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            You see, you keep just claiming that, so I shall ask again; how? The fact you cannot answer me proves my point that you simply claim things without any evidence. Which you then claim that this somehow proves your point, when it doesn’t, which in turn actually just proves my point. I’ve re-read your original statements that are full of flaws anyway, and it’s clear my comments have never proved your point. Me supposedly proving your point is purely a statement from your imagination. Now, by all means, claim yet again I am proving your point with this comment to further fool yourself.

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        So Episode VII is basically a sequel to Sucker Punch then, right?

    • July 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Too many for the idiots living in the 30’s you mean??.. Aw, diddums. I hate it when films intended for everyone write the film with everyone in mind. It’s just so selfish right!? ..

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        Whoever said it was intended for everyone outside of the delusional feminist crowd?

        • July 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

          What’s delusional about thinking women are good enough to be in films? It’s only delusional, and of course sexist, if you believe the opposite. Poor you, it’s a shame the world doesn’t revolve around you isn’t it? You must feel so violated that women are being treated like humans. Utter crazy and offensive madness to men! What is this world coming to when women start appearing in films almost as much as men?! I’m so sorry for this tragedy you have to sustain.

          • July 19, 2014 at 6:18 am

            Who said women aren’t good enough to be in films?

          • July 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm

            Who said women aren’t good enough to be in films?

            Somebody said females are ‘simply boring’, someone has said that the film feautures war so can’t feature women, someone incorrectly claimed that the film is only aimed at men, so should just include men, someone said star wars is not supposed to take any social and moral responsibilities otherwise it’s being nazi, so shouldn’t include women. There are those people.. There are also more sexist people who have complained about the particular choice of the females they have cast because they supposedly aren’t good enough females for them, saying they personally think they are just sexy burlesque cosplay, or look like models, and are adolescent, and are too ‘comical’ for them. All of which are, again, stupid personal opinions of short-sighted people, that have very little substance as an objective statement as to why the film should be altered in terms of context or numbers of the female cast members.

          • July 20, 2014 at 2:49 am

            Have you graduated from high school yet?

          • July 20, 2014 at 3:35 am

            Why? If you can’t understand long sentences then that’s your problem.

          • July 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            I’m attempting to determine what the basis is for your determination that certain statements are short-sighted and/orhave very little substance as an objective statement.

            What experience do you have that allows you to make these kinds of statements authoritatively?

            Why are the statements short sighted?

            Why do they have very little substance as objective statements?

          • July 22, 2014 at 2:36 am

            “I’m attempting to determine what the basis is for your determination that certain statements are short-sighted and/orhave very little substance as an objective statement.”
            The basis is simple. People are sprouting their subjective opinions as though it means something objectively as a valid point. People are treating their short-sighted opinions as facts, and it’s selfish to say the film should be written down to compensate for that persons silly and negative opinion instead of the millions of women that will watch this film.

            “What experience do you have that allows you to make these kinds of statements authoritatively?”
            I can claim cats have 4 legs. I don’t need to be an experienced vet to make such a statement. Let’s take an example, I can make the claim; women are boring. That is a subjective statement. It’s opinion based. It’s something that is up for debate, unlike how cats have 4 legs, which is an objective statement.

            “Why are the statements short sighted?”
            Do you really not see how it’s short sighted for somebody to claim they think females are simply boring? People being interesting is not defined by their gender, but by their personality. All men and women have different personalities. Not all women have the same personality. So to mix gender and personality is short-sighted. Claiming that the film can’t feature women, because the film features war, which only features men, is also short-sighted. Is the film supposed to be a 2 hour sequence of a war battle and nothing else? No, it’s not. It’s character based, with war scenes it it. There are aliens, droids, children, smugglers, senitors. These don’t have to be men. There are loads of war films that can fit women in as the film features more than just war itself. But anyway, it’s also of the mindset that the film is based on earth, where it has to accurately portray earthly laws such as how it’s men-only in a war zone, which is short-sighted as star wars is not a documentary where it has to be earthly accurate in what the laws and rules of the government or army is. It showed this with characters like Princess Leia and mon mothma. It would be interesting to finally see a female main character in battle, or as a Jedi as we haven’t seen that before. The fact that we fight wars with men here on earth has no relevance or substance to dispute that.

            “Why do they have very little substance as objective statements?”
            Because they are not objective statements.. Someone thinking the new girls look like ‘sexy burlesque in cosplay’ is just that person’s opinion. It’s not something to objectively critic the female cast members that is even realistic to most people as a subjective argument anyway. I can claim that I think the new men in the film look like serial killers, but it’s only an opinion, and not many people are going to share this opinion as there’s little to nothing to support this claim.

          • July 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

            So the answer is no. You haven’t graduated from high school.

          • July 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

            Making up claims like yourself is very different to actually proving anything with valid points like myself. You just clearly have a strange obsession with superiority complex I’m afraid, when you can’t prove it. Your comment is just a contradiction as you are the one who cannot back up your own erroneous side of the argument in the first place, so therefore you cannot possibly prove you are the one in the right. It’s senseless to attempt to make it out that you are the one with any superiority in this situation if you don’t have anything logical to contribute to the situation to therefore prove your superiority. So I look forward to reading your reply to this, which will probably contain yet another childish and convoluted mention of something off topic such as high school which will only further prove you have nothing logical to add to the discussion to prove how you are somehow superior than me, so you have to result in making failed attempts to redirect the position of the intellectually challenged person in the discussion on me. Have a nice day.

          • July 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm

            Are you using a rant generator perchance?

          • July 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm

            Thank you for proving my point.

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Maybe she and Pip are stunt doubles

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Halo and Star Wars? Might as well call it a day. You’ve been in two of the greatest Sci-fi imaginable!

    What’s next? A role in Avatar 2 and Star Trek 3*?

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I think we’re going to see Nightsisters in SW7.

  • July 18, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Let’s face it, this cast is getting so big that there is no way most of these actors will have a very substantial part. They may show up and even speak a line or two, but they won’t be big and important characters.

    Possibly the filmmakers are deliberately creating a huge “pool” of possible new, young characters to see which ones are best received, and then develop those few in movies to come.

    It’s a cinematic Cambrian Explosion followed by unforgiving Natural Selection by the fans … if you understand what I mean.

    • July 18, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Most are most likely minor roles. They’re probably doing it to confuse people, to keep everyone guessing. So who knows who else could actually be in it that we don’t know about yet and that may have a lead role.

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Or they’re issuing press releases for every female cast no matter how small the role are in an effort to calm the shrieking harridans of the feminist brigades.

      • July 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm

        These are not press releases, these are leaks/rumors. I don’t know that these actors/actresses that are being leaked/rumored are going to be that big. They may be just quick scenes. How far are they into shooting? Since mid/late may? To tell you the truth, the majority of the shooting is probably already done.

        If all of these actors/actresses that have leaked/rumored in the last few weeks have large roles, then I’d start to worry about the quality of the movie. This would be a lot of characters and I’m afraid too many to properly delve into them on screen (unless the movie is 3 and half hours in length.

        • July 19, 2014 at 12:36 am

          Leaks are press releases.

        • July 19, 2014 at 3:50 am

          Rebel, you’ve asked it yourself: how could anyone jump aboard in the last few months and have big roles in a movie that has been scripted, and most likely had it’s main and supporting actors signed on 6 months or more ago. Minor roles (or in the case of Nyong’o, spin-offs) are much more likely for recent announcements.

  • July 18, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Kyle Chandler would be good in it too.

  • July 18, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Jedi. She is totally a Jedi. And I agree that Dennis Quaid should be in Star Wars.

  • July 18, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Totally – Dennis Quaid! Great Solo-like character…would love to see him in Star Wars in his 30s – 40s….

      • July 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        What’s your beef with Quaid?

        • July 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm

          I personally think Quaid is a good actor, just don’t see him in a Star Wars film. Quaid was awesome in the Rookie, but I don’t think they’ll be any pro baseball scouts in Star Wars looking for pro arms.

          • July 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

            Watch him in Inner-Space as that cocky pilot, Tuck Pendleton. And in Enemy Mine and Flight of The Phoenix. Yes, I’d cast him.

        • July 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

          What about Randy Quaid?…

          Seriously, I don’t want to recognize any “actors” other than the big 3.

    • July 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Ben Kenobi kills time waiting for Episode IV.

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      See, now, that’s a parkour demo video. I’m not being funny, but Christina Chong’s video was the single most tame parkour video I’ve ever seen. Pip’s was far more energetic and showcased his abilities far more than hers. Meh.

      • July 20, 2014 at 5:41 am

        I tend to agree, though she is certainly impressively athletic. But yeah, this isn’t exactly the opening scene from Casino Royale.

        And it gets down to a concern I had when Pip Andersen was announced as part of the cast. Parkour has become something of a cliche in action films over the past decade or so. Not that it isn’t a brilliant thing to be able to do, mind you! I admire the hell out of anyone who can really do parkour well.

        But it’s gotten to the point where we’ve seen it a dozen times – a big dramatic foot chase where a parkour artist is diving through tiny little holes in walls and practically running up the side of buildings. It’s cool, but screw the showreel stuff. I really hope that JJ and company find some new uses for these kinds of skills in Episode 7. Put it in some sort of different context for a change. Don’t just do another parkour chase yet again.


  • July 18, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Sounds like some more Parkour jedi or maybe running from somebody in the streets or something stupid who knows. Can I have a fast forward button to Dec 18 2015?

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Along with Daisy Ridley those are as generic ethnical looks as it gets. Like the averaged sum of every continent. Shes about as asian as Obama is black. Btw she looks a bit like an asian Jeniffer Garner.

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Largest cast ever? If all these actors get semi-substantial screen time it will scream ROTS not ANH……just sayin

    • July 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      “Largest cast ever?” LOL

      Cast of Ep IV:

      Mark Hamill … Luke Skywalker
      Harrison Ford … Han Solo
      Carrie Fisher … Princess Leia Organa
      Peter Cushing … Grand Moff Tarkin
      Alec Guinness … Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
      Anthony Daniels … C-3PO
      Kenny Baker … R2-D2
      Peter Mayhew … Chewbacca
      David Prowse … Darth Vader
      Phil Brown … Uncle Owen
      Shelagh Fraser … Aunt Beru
      Jack Purvis … Chief Jawa
      Alex McCrindle … General Dodonna
      Eddie Byrne … General Willard
      Drewe Henley … Red Leader (as Drewe Hemley)
      Denis Lawson … Red Two (Wedge) (as Dennis Lawson)
      Garrick Hagon … Red Three (Biggs)
      Jack Klaff … Red Four (John D.)
      William Hootkins … Red Six (Porkins)
      Angus MacInnes … Gold Leader (as Angus Mcinnis)
      Jeremy Sinden … Gold Two
      Graham Ashley … Gold Five
      Don Henderson … General Taggi
      Richard LeParmentier … General Motti
      Leslie Schofield … Commander #1
      David Ankrum … Red Two (voice) (uncredited)
      Mark Austin … Boba Fett (special edition) (uncredited)
      Scott Beach … Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
      Lightning Bear … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Jon Berg … Cantina Alien (uncredited)
      Doug Beswick … Cantina Alien (uncredited)
      Paul Blake … Greedo (uncredited)
      Janice Burchette … Nabrun Leids (uncredited)
      Ted Burnett … Wuher (uncredited)
      John Chapman … Drifter (Red 12) (uncredited)
      Gilda Cohen … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Tim Condren … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Barry Copping … Wioslea (uncredited)
      Alfie Curtis … Dr. Evazan (uncredited)
      Robert Davies … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Maria De Aragon … Greedo (uncredited)
      Robert A. Denham … Hrchek Kal Fas (uncredited)
      Frazer Diamond … Jawa (uncredited)
      Peter Diamond … Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe (uncredited)
      Warwick Diamond … Jawa (uncredited)
      Sadie Eden … Garindan (uncredited)
      Kim Falkinburg … Djas Puhr (uncredited)
      Harry Fielder … Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
      Ted Gagliano … Stormtrooper with Binoculars (uncredited)
      Salo Gardner … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Steve Gawley … Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
      Barry Gnome … Kabe (uncredited)
      Rusty Goffe … Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid (uncredited)
      Isaac Grand … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Nelson Hall … Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
      Reg Harding … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Alan Harris … Leia’s Rebel Escort (uncredited)
      Frank Henson … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Christine Hewett … Brea Tonnika (uncredited)
      Arthur Howell … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Tommy Ilsley … Ponda Baba (uncredited)
      Joe Johnston … Death Star Trooper (uncredited)
      Annette Jones … Mosep (uncredited)
      James Earl Jones … Darth Vader (voice) (uncredited)
      Linda Jones … Chall Bekan (uncredited)
      Joe Kaye … Solomohal (uncredited)
      Colin Michael Kitchens … Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
      Melissa Kurtz … Jawa (uncredited)
      Tiffany L. Kurtz … Jawa (uncredited)
      Al Lampert … Daine Jir (uncredited)
      Anthony Lang … BoShek (uncredited)
      Laine Liska … Muftak / Cantina Band Member (uncredited)
      Derek Lyons … Temple Guard / Medal Bearer (uncredited)
      Mahjoub … Jawa (uncredited)
      Alf Mangan … Takeel (uncredited)
      Rick McCallum … Stormtrooper (special edition) (uncredited)
      Grant McCune … Death Star Gunner (uncredited)
      Geoffrey Moon … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Mandy Morton … Swilla Corey (uncredited)
      Lorne Peterson … Massassi Base Rebel Scout (uncredited)
      Marcus Powell … Rycar Ryjerd (uncredited)
      Shane Rimmer … InCom Engineer (uncredited)
      Pam Rose … Leesub Sirln (uncredited)
      George Roubicek … Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship) (uncredited)
      Erica Simmons … Tawss Khaa (uncredited)
      Angela Staines … Senni Tonnika (uncredited)
      George Stock … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Roy Straite … Cantina Patron (uncredited)
      Peter Sturgeon … Sai’torr Kal Fas (uncredited)
      Peter Sumner … Lt. Pol Treidum (uncredited)
      John Sylla … Cantina Voices (voice) (uncredited)
      Tom Sylla … Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)
      Malcolm Tierney … Lt. Shann Childsen (uncredited)
      Phil Tippett … Cantina Alien (uncredited)
      Burnell Tucker … Del Goren (uncredited)
      Morgan Upton … Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
      Jerry Walter … Stormtrooper (voice) (uncredited)
      Hal Wamsley … Jawa (uncredited)
      Larry Ward … Greedo (voice) (uncredited)
      Diana Sadley Way … Thuku (uncredited)
      Harold Weed … Ketwol / Melas (uncredited)
      Bill Weston … Stormtrooper (uncredited)
      Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams … Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition) (uncredited)
      Fred Wood … Cantina Patron (uncredited)

      Just sayin’.

      • July 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

        Don’t be so naive.. This cast is much bigger than the original film in terms of the amount of lead characters. They wouldn’t hire lupita nyongo for a minor character like ‘Death Star Gunner’ .. All these cast members they have announced will obviously have considerable roles, which swamps the amount of considerable roles the OT has. I mean it’s brought back the considerable roles of the OT anyway.. minus tarkin and vader. So it’s not only got them, but a new cast which is bigger than the ot cast anyway.

        • July 18, 2014 at 8:26 pm

          Now you’re being naive! We Don’t known how big any of the new actors roles may be. Some (like Boyega, Issacs and maybe Driver, Ridley, Gleeson) we can guess will possibly be major roles, but SW7 is a Massive production.
          Also, Nyong’o may be have been signed on for spin-off movies with her character being introduced in SW7.

          • July 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

            .. The point is that there are a larger number of principle cast members in this film than the first star wars film. That’s a fact. The announced cast is bigger than the amount of principle actors of the first film. And we know that the announced actors will all have principle roles as they don’t bother announcing actors who don’t have principle roles, such as aunt beru or biggs. They don’t hire gwendoline christie and lupita nyongo for those kind of parts and then announce it. We know that the announced cast will all have principle roles, the size of the actual roles is of course unkown. Sure, the original film may have 100 stormtroopers while this film may only have 50, but I’m not talking about that. The number of principle actors is bigger in this film than the original film.

          • July 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

            The cast of EpVI included Hamill, Ford, Fisher, Guinness, Cushing, Prowse, Daniels, Baker, Mayhew and numerous minor roles like, Wedge, Porkins, Chief Jawa, Willard, et al.
            A lot of the new actors announced will likely have minor roles plus we’re talking about at least 3 sequels, not to mention spin-offs.
            So, in reality it’s a fairly smallish number of actors announced so far all considered.
            And there will most likely be more actors announced in the coming months up to Dec 2015.

  • July 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Maybe she and pip are playing mo-cap chacters. A new alian. Maybe like zeb.

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    she’s got to be in the frame if they ever make a Mirror’s Edge film…

  • July 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I think she kind of resembles Wedge a lil bit. It’s the eyes. With her Asian ancestory and his half stoned look.
    Just a thought

    • July 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Shut the hell up.
      Just a thought.

  • July 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Since wedge is not in the movie maybe he died and his daughter turned out to be force sensitive

  • July 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Disney asked for more female characters. It will attract more females to the franchise and sell more dolls. Hollywood says that more girls are going to the movies these days too.

    • July 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Growing up with the OT, there were just as many girls I knew who loved Star Wars as guys from my elementary school. All of the girls wanted to be Princess Leia, and all the guys wanted to be Han or Luke. We didn’t count how many males and females were in the cast, as Luke, Leia and Han were cool enough characters that we all gravitated. The main stars of Episode 7 are going to be the characters that people gravitate to (Most likely they will all be named Solo or Skywalker).

      • July 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm

        From a business stand point, this is a good move. 50/50. If the story works, of course.

      • July 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Girls only had Leia. Boys had Luke, Han Solo, Lando ect..

        It is waaay better to have more females. It is good move.

    • July 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Why is it always girls and dolls? Why can’t it be action figures, too?

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

        It will be action figures. It will be half and half now with more girly merchandise. Look at the Frozen craze!

    • July 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      So I suppose if you think female SW characters equate to ‘dolls’, then by the same standards you think male SW characters are ‘action figures’?

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Dr. Who, Halo, Star Wars and Asian?
    A diverse actress for sure!

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Is it just me or is her parkour video a little bit lame…?

    • July 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Yeah, she doesn’t do anything spectacular, or move fast or anything…

      Everything she does I could do with no training or experience…except maybe jumping through the railings because i am larger.

      • July 19, 2014 at 7:35 am

        I have to admit, she gives me way too much confidence in my own non-existent parkour abilities.

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I have just seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the mo-cap are so cool. The apes are real life like. so maybe the big cast in star wars 7 is due to a new alian race played of mo-cap acters. Andy Serkis will offcause play the main part.

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Dawn was excellent. Love that Serkis is bringing his talents to a galaxy far, far away.

    • July 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Posting something like that should be banned. I wish I had never saw that. I must now go wash out my eyes.

  • July 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Now they just need a gay character. And maybe a Hispanic/Latino representation. Full spectrum.

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Don’t forget the dwarven albino siamese twins with dandruff. Full spectrum!

      • July 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        Since when is half the world filled with dwarven albino siamese twins with dandruff? *Troll alert*

        • July 20, 2014 at 2:31 am

          I thought Star Wars didn’t need to be representative of this world because it’s in a galaxy far far away.

          Oh wait, that’s right, that’s only when people point out that in this world wars are predominately fought by men.

          • July 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

            Yes, it’s set in a galaxy far far away so it doesn’t need to represent the rules and the laws of audience as it’s not a historically accurate film of earth. Wars being predominantly fought by men is just a social construct of earth. Women are not a social constructs. They don’t need to be left out for it to be historically accurate as the film doesn’t need to be historically accurate. It’s a fantasy. But it needs to be socially accurate. Women make up half the world. The existence of females is not a made up rule of earth like it is that wars are fought by males. Females are one half of life itself you moronic fool..

          • July 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm

            Why does it need to be socially accurate, but not historically accurate?

          • July 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

            Because they are both different things entirely. Apples and oranges. Social responsibility, historical responsibility. Star wars is a film with a global audience so it need apples, but it’s not historically accurate so it doesn’t need oranges. Make sense? Something like saving private ryan need the apples (social responsibility) as it’s a film so therefore it has an audience, but it also needs oranges (histtorical accuracy) as the actual story of the film is supposed to be historically accurate as well. It compromises. Star wars doesn’t need to have both. Again, star wars needs to be socially responsible because it has an audience that reaches millions of people across the globe including young and impressionable kids, but the medium and story of star wars itself does not need to be historically accurate because the story is not a war film of earthly accuracy like saving private ryan. It’s a war film set in a fictional universe so it doesn’t need to follow our earthly rules, but as it’s still a film, regardless of story, it needs to have a social responsibility to manage things like, well in this example, gender representation. They can change the rules to include women, the same way they changed the rules to include huge robot camels and death stars and space ships, and they need to include women as I’ve already explained. You take life, and then it’s up to you if you want to pick and choose the rules of earth to go alongside it. You don’t take the rules, and then it’s up to you to pick and choose and discriminate the life that goes alongside it.. Of course this is all generalised. I mean they are free to include new life if they so wish because it doesn’t matter. I mean they do, they include aliens and droids and animals, and robot camels as I have explained, etc etc. It doesn’t matter. The audience of star wars aren’t full of robot camels so it doesn’t have a social responsibility to represent robot ducks.. The audience are full of men and women so should respect that. Then obviously films like saving private ryan on the other hand have to include historical accuracy, and can’t include women in the huge battle scenes as it has to fit earthly rules, and women aren’t in huge battles and wars here on earth like men, but obviously it still has a moral responsibility for all sorts of things, like in this example, gender representation, so it includes women elsewhere it can. Star wars doesn’t have this contract to be historically accurate, so it can include the women wherever it wants. I really don’t know how many ways I can put it to make you understand.

          • July 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm

            Word of advice: poorly constructed run-on sentences that make the same minimal point over and over again do not do much to convince anyone.

          • July 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

            You see, when you try to explain one point in different ways that does generally mean ‘make the same minimal point over and over again’. You’re right. Well done. You get a golden star. It’s called repetition. Repetition of point with different uses of vocabulary, is used to emphasis the point with further detail via the different viewpoints from the different ranges of vocabulary. You see, that is the exact intention, whether others are able to grasp and therefore be ‘convinced’ of the logic or not. It’s a thorough explanation through the use of multiple examples and differences in vocabulary which I clearly needed to give as somebody could not (or even maybe still cannot) fathom the very simple difference between moral, and creative differences. You see, I am doing the same technique now. Also, if you struggle to hold your attention enough to understand long sentences, then I’m afraid that’s your problem. You are essentially saying; People are unable to be convinced as they are evidently unable to read and break down the sentences that explain the very simple point in the first place. If you’re unable to break down even that sentence, or this one for that matter, or the one before, then I suggest you take some reading comprehension classes before slandering my use of the English language, which you will actually find was, and still is, of glorious grammatical accuracy, and not ‘poorly constructed’ like you obtusely claimed because you were just overcome by my volume of wordplay, partly demonstrated by this sentence itself.

          • July 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

            Wow. I weep for today’s education system.

          • July 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

            Oh I get it.

            It needs to represent the world when it gives you something you want, but it doesn’t need to represent the world when it would give you something you don’t want.

          • July 22, 2014 at 2:47 am

            I have already debunked you’re silly, closed minded, flawed statement.

            Read my reply at July 21, 2014 at 18:54 PM

            Try to understand. Please, just try, then you can stop going around in circles.

            If you need it broke down even further, then look at the reply at July 21, 2014 at 20:19 PM

            Now please stop asking the same question which I have already answered. You have not bothered to try and understand the answer. There is a difference between taking social responsibility and being socially accurate for who the audience is, and being historically accurate for the laws of the world those people live in.

          • July 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

            So what material are you drawing these bits of teenage wisdom from?

          • July 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

            The material is logic and understanding. The fact you even ask that question and refer to simple facts as ‘bits of teenage wisdom’, says a lot. You are mistaking two things to mean the same, when you can in fact have one without the other. Apples and oranges.

          • July 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

            As an attorney, I can tell you the most convincing argument, even when dealing with complex facts, is the most simple one. Occam’s Razor. As stated previously, your repetitive argument does little to advance your point, it only detracts from it.

          • July 22, 2014 at 11:27 pm

            Of course it sounds repetitive. I’m explaining the same thing in different slants. With descriptions, metaphors, and examples. It’s called being thorough. I’m making the same point but put in different ways. I already gave a simplified description in my first comment. You then asked a question which showed you being confused so I explained it more in depth in my reply. I gave you both options. I even started out my second reply with the simple apples and orange metaphor. I then advanced in more depth in case you still didn’t understand. I can describe how gravity works in one sentence, or in 20 sentences containing examples and metaphors and differences in vocabulary. Whether you can be ‘convinced’ of gravity with perfectly fine explanations is up to you. You can’t blame me when I did all I needed to do..

        • July 20, 2014 at 2:44 am

          Well then why would we need a gay character if homosexuals only represent roughly 3% of the population?

          What percentage of the population do you have to be to be included in the full spectrum?

          • July 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm

            The result is actually 7% not 3%. So for every 14 characters or so, it would be accurate and good representation for one of them to be homosexual. Men, female, straight, gay, asexual, they encompass all corners of life. Dwarven albino siamese twins with dandruff represent different cultures, disabilities, and quality of hair, which there are thousands of different categories and possibilities. Something as simple as men and women, is something everyone can easily connect with. Including a character who is gay or has a disability or is of a different race is extremely bold if some people don’t even think it’s right to include women ..

          • July 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

            Okay, so what percentage of the population do you have to be to be included in the full spectrum?

          • July 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

            It’s not about percentages.

    • July 19, 2014 at 3:57 am

      Anon – 19.12. Maybe you’ll get your wish – they may have Ricky Martin signed up.

  • July 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    when I was growing up, parkour was called climbing, running and jumping

    • July 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Ha ha. Too true.

  • July 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    So are we going to get to see these sexy new Jedi vixens dueling with their lightsabers in a pit of mud or a vat of Jell-O?

    Maybe they could have some kind of wet Jedi robe contest.

    • July 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Oh no you didn’t!

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        I didn’t?

      • July 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        Jigglooine – The Jell-O planet

    • July 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Jedi Jell-O fights!

      Awwww yeah!

  • July 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Star Wars needs Nightsisters!
    With Avengers and X-Men movies introducing Scarlet Witch and her powers and Marvel also introducing Dr Strange, Star Wars should have it’s own character/s with ‘magical/illusionary’ powers’, but going one step better than Avengers/X-Men by having them as villains.

    • July 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Since everything must be uniform and all …

      • July 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        No! It’s because great movie characters, be they hero or villain, can be brought to life on-screen by great actors of either gender.

    • July 19, 2014 at 8:08 am


      You mean….the Force? If only Star Wars had such a thing.

      • July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        I believe Nightsisters (Dathomirian Witches) utilise their force driven magic when using the Dark Arts.
        link to excellent article on Nightsisters below.

  • July 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    With the addition of brand new creatures, sets and actors to tell new stories, hopefully not changing how we perceive this Star Wars universe too much, what’s stopping rival companies creating their own interpretation of what this Star Wars offers? A different universe, a different franchise. Like a different brand name on a pair of jeans. Another fun swashbuckling adventure series set in space with spiritual teachings thrown in? This wouldn’t cost billions of dollars to get going!

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    A rip-off of Star Wars, I mean. Or a reboot, but with different character names and costume designs. Critics will complain, others will enjoy. Different artists and performers will surely make it interesting. The prequel trilogy, for example, was made in a very different style. It felt like a different dimension of how many imagined that timeline to have been.

  • July 20, 2014 at 2:13 am


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