Back when the Episode VII cast was originally announced, JJ Abrams said on May the 4th that casting announcements would continue. And now they have.
Long rumored to be in the movie, recent Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongâ€™o is officially joining the cast. This confirms a lot of the recent talk that linked her to the movie. The second bit of casting wasn’t expected at all with Game of Throne’s Gwendoline Christie also being cast. As the casting director on Episode VII also worked on Game of Thrones, it’s not a complete shock to see someone from that show appear in the film.
Naturally there’s no hint as to who either person is playing. Bothans, you know your job.