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Lupita Nyong'o met with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII

Mar. 14, 2014by: Niki Stephens

Lupita Nyong'os debut in 12 YEARS A SLAVE was nothing short of perfect. The actress pretty much stole the spotlight every time she was given the opportunity. Her speech after accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was inspiring to anyone out there with a dream. Basically, she deserves all the success that comes her way.

Whats the best way to follow up with an Oscar win? A role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Sources close to The Hollywood reporter say that the actress met with director J.J. Abrams a few days before her Oscar win. Since it is both a STAR WARS film and under the thumb of Abrams, theres a good amount of secrecy when it comes to any revealing notes on the project. The site mentions that Nyongo might be up for a role as a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which has been described as a non-Caucasian role.

I hope that Nyongo scores a role in the film. She would be a great Jedi.

The last rumors we heard on casting had to do with the male lead which was down to a shortlist of candidates including: Jesse Plemons, Ed Speleers, and John Boyega. Theres also the buzz on GIRLS Adam Driver scoring the part of the leading villain. Some pretty out there casting so far.

Would you like to see Nyongo wield a lightsaber?

Source: THR

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1:07PM on 03/16/2014
I just want to see Carrie Fisher in her Jabba's palace outfit again.
I just want to see Carrie Fisher in her Jabba's palace outfit again.
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5:08PM on 03/15/2014
please stop letting niki stephens write articles for this site. such bad writing
please stop letting niki stephens write articles for this site. such bad writing
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11:19AM on 03/15/2014

MEH.

That's all I have to say about this particular news.
That's all I have to say about this particular news.
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6:29PM on 03/15/2014
Kathy is a whore.
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10:04AM on 03/15/2014

She's a great actress

but her as a descendent of Obi-Wan? I thought Jedi weren't supposed to fall in love, besides, IIRC, canon never gave Obi-Wan a love interest in any case.

But she'd make a great Jedi . . . or Sith, depending on how they use her. I'd like to see her opposite John Boyega.
but her as a descendent of Obi-Wan? I thought Jedi weren't supposed to fall in love, besides, IIRC, canon never gave Obi-Wan a love interest in any case.

But she'd make a great Jedi . . . or Sith, depending on how they use her. I'd like to see her opposite John Boyega.
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6:24AM on 03/15/2014
Think I would rather see her as a villain with some cool prosthetics.
Think I would rather see her as a villain with some cool prosthetics.
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5:46AM on 03/15/2014

Lupita wielding a light saber? Hell YEAH!!

*sigh* No. Words.... I wasn't really a Star Wars fan but if this news is true, I'll totally watch it just because of her.
*sigh* No. Words.... I wasn't really a Star Wars fan but if this news is true, I'll totally watch it just because of her.
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11:31AM on 03/15/2014
Seriously man? Her casting is the catalyst for making you want to watch Star Wars? So forget about the first 3 films and how great they were.
So you pretty much put aside the great story-telling, the chemistry between Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, heck, even the villains have great backstories that make them great characters. Even the robots have amazing human qualities that make you root for them.
The heroism and emotional toll on a kid who lost his whole family that
Seriously man? Her casting is the catalyst for making you want to watch Star Wars? So forget about the first 3 films and how great they were.
So you pretty much put aside the great story-telling, the chemistry between Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, heck, even the villains have great backstories that make them great characters. Even the robots have amazing human qualities that make you root for them.
The heroism and emotional toll on a kid who lost his whole family that transcends the whole story.
On top of all that, the sci-fi aspect to it.
Yet.....the casting of one actress who just won an Oscar is what makes you want to watch Star Wars?

You are lame dude.

No doubt she is a great actress, but there are many other reasons for wanting to watch Star Wars. Your comment reeks of
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2:22AM on 03/15/2014
Oh give me a break. Every actor in Hollywood as met with Abrams or auditioned for a role. Non news.
Oh give me a break. Every actor in Hollywood as met with Abrams or auditioned for a role. Non news.
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12:33AM on 03/15/2014
Nice. I didn't know old Kenobi had such good taste in women.
Nice. I didn't know old Kenobi had such good taste in women.
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11:45PM on 03/14/2014
Hot ass-kicking Jedi please!
Hot ass-kicking Jedi please!
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11:41PM on 03/14/2014

YES, YES, YES!!!!!

Lupita is AMAZING! I would LOVE to see her in Star Wars: Episode 7.
Lupita is AMAZING! I would LOVE to see her in Star Wars: Episode 7.
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11:10PM on 03/14/2014
She does have that Jedi serenity about her.
She does have that Jedi serenity about her.
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10:43PM on 03/14/2014
I can see her fitting well into the Star Wars universe.
I can see her fitting well into the Star Wars universe.
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9:44PM on 03/14/2014
Definitely a lot of potential with her being a Jedi or a Sith. I love how diverse this cast is sounding from rumors.
Definitely a lot of potential with her being a Jedi or a Sith. I love how diverse this cast is sounding from rumors.
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9:27PM on 03/14/2014
This would be great casting and is one of the better casting rumors if actually true.

But I've gotten to the point where I have become real sick of this film already. These casting rumors every other day have gotten a little annoying, redundant, and tiresome.
This would be great casting and is one of the better casting rumors if actually true.

But I've gotten to the point where I have become real sick of this film already. These casting rumors every other day have gotten a little annoying, redundant, and tiresome.
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9:06PM on 03/14/2014
who hasn't lol
who hasn't lol
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12:10AM on 03/15/2014
Lindsay Lohan. I hope.
Lindsay Lohan. I hope.
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