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Felicity Jones cast as lead in Gareth Edward's standalone Star Wars movie

02.03.2015

From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to an Oscar nomination for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and now to a galaxy far, far away. Felicity Jones has just been announced as the female lead in Gareth Edwards' STAR WARS SPIN-OFF slated for release next year.

With STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS just over 300 days away, that puts casting announcements at the forefront over the next couple of months. If the schedule follows J.J. Abrams on EPISODE VII, I would expect to know more as we get closer to the Summer. At this point, all we know is Chris Weitz has come on board to script the film which saw the departure of writer Gary Whitta just a few weeks ago. We still have no idea what the plot of the film will be despite rumors including everyone from Han Solo to Boba Fett.

Felicity Jones' stock is very high right now so I would anticipate her role will be major and not just a secondary character in a male dominated movie. Could she be portraying an existing character we have seen from the Extended Universe? Could she be teased in THE FORCE AWAKENS? All these questions and more will be answered in the coming year.

The first STAR WARS SPIN-OFF hits theaters on Dec. 16, 2016.

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Source: Variety

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9:44AM on 02/04/2015

Here's your twist

Maybe she's our new Boba Fett? I was never shown proof that the little kid with long black hair from the prequel was a boy.
Maybe she's our new Boba Fett? I was never shown proof that the little kid with long black hair from the prequel was a boy.
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11:55AM on 02/05/2015
the rumor was she's the Mandalorian from the new cartoon, so yeah, Pink Boba Fett (I'm not being sexist, she wears pink in the show)
the rumor was she's the Mandalorian from the new cartoon, so yeah, Pink Boba Fett (I'm not being sexist, she wears pink in the show)
9:30PM on 02/03/2015
she's cute
she's cute
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7:28PM on 02/03/2015
I gotta bad feeling about this.
I gotta bad feeling about this.
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7:13PM on 02/03/2015

Good for her

Let's hope the script doesn't suck.
Let's hope the script doesn't suck.
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4:50PM on 02/03/2015

meh

meh
meh
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3:49PM on 02/03/2015
Finally, the Jaxxon movie we've all been waiting for.
Finally, the Jaxxon movie we've all been waiting for.
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3:29PM on 02/03/2015
Solid casting. She's a terrific actress and gorgeous.
Solid casting. She's a terrific actress and gorgeous.
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7:32PM on 02/03/2015
We don't even know what part she's playing.
We don't even know what part she's playing.
7:41PM on 02/03/2015
they could have cast Adam Sandler and Tim Allen and he would have said its such great out of the box casting and that he cant wait to see what they deliver. Everyone is a solid actor in his eyes.
they could have cast Adam Sandler and Tim Allen and he would have said its such great out of the box casting and that he cant wait to see what they deliver. Everyone is a solid actor in his eyes.
10:02PM on 02/03/2015
Talent is talent.
Talent is talent.
3:21PM on 02/03/2015
my best guess (or at least what i hope it is) is that Jones plays Han and Leia's daughter as she faces off against a Bobo Fett like character, possibly in a "For a Few Dollars More" kinda way
my best guess (or at least what i hope it is) is that Jones plays Han and Leia's daughter as she faces off against a Bobo Fett like character, possibly in a "For a Few Dollars More" kinda way
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3:03PM on 02/03/2015
Jones, Maslany, and Mara are all among my favorite actresses, and I was rooting for Felicity Jones. I hope she is THE lead, and not just the female lead. And I hope it's new characters, new stories, and not young versions of other characters. There's a whole universe to play in here.
Jones, Maslany, and Mara are all among my favorite actresses, and I was rooting for Felicity Jones. I hope she is THE lead, and not just the female lead. And I hope it's new characters, new stories, and not young versions of other characters. There's a whole universe to play in here.
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7:32PM on 02/03/2015
Sounds just as good as the new Ghostbusters.
Sounds just as good as the new Ghostbusters.
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