Lupita Nyong’o Up For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Role?

In maybe the most interesting bit of casting news for Star Wars Episode VII to hit in some time, Latino-Review ran the scoop that recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is up for a role in the movie, possibly as a Sith warrior. Then The Hollywood Reporter seemingly confirmed that talks were going on, as their sources say that Nyong’o met with J.J. Abrams just a few weeks ago, right before the Academy Awards ceremony, at which she took home the prize for best supporting actress for her turn in 12 Years a Slave.

As for who she would be playing, who knows which story has it right? As with all things related to Episode VII, it’s unclear; one possibility floating around is that of a relative or grandchild of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was rumored to be a non-Caucasian role. Which, of course, begs the question, when the Hell did Obi-Wan have kids, much less grandkids? Or maybe she’s playing a Sith, as the original rumor suggests? All I know is this… I wanna see Lupita swing a lightsaber at some point. Also, she needs to find time in her schedule to replace Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, because that simply NEEDS to happen. I mean, there’s a petition for this already, so you know it’s gotta happen. Those things always work.

If you make this happen Hollywood, I'll never ask for anything from you ever again. Maybe.

If you make this happen Hollywood, I’ll never ask for anything from you ever again. Maybe.

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