So earlier his week, as everyone knows, JJ Abrams announced
the cast of his upcoming Stars Wars: Episode 7, which is scheduled to come out during Christmas
time next year.
And the two things that everyone immediately noticed is
that 1) Lupita Nyong’o, who had a widely reported meeting with Abrams supposedly
to talk about joining the film, was not among the cast members announced; and 2) aside from Carrie Fisher, no doubt reprising her role of Princess Leia, only
one other actress, Daisy Ridley, has been named in the cast.
However, Abrams has been quoted as saying that more cast announcements
would be coming next week, and there has been speculation that one of those announcements could
be that of British actress Maisie
Richardson-Sellers playing the role of the bi-racial descendant of Jedi
Knight Ben Kenobi.
But since yesterday, buzz all over the internet on sites like Gawker (HERE) is
that, according to insiders involved with the Star Wars movie, both Zac Efron and
Ms. Nyong’o will be joining the film with, Nyong’o playing the role of Asajj Ventress.
I had to look it up to find out that Ventress is
Dathomirian Dark Jedi and a valuable Dark Acolyte to Count Dooku… and trained as
a Jedi Padawan by Jedi Knight Ky Narec. However, after Narec was slain,
Ventress gave into her anger and began walking the path of the dark side;
taking up the lightsaber of her dead master, she trained herself in the Jar’Kai
style of lightsaber combat, before slaying all the warlords on Rattatak and
installing herself as its ruler.“
You Star Wars geeks I’m sure will know what that means; but if it’s true, then this could be a very interesting role for her.
That is if it happens.
Nothing, of course, is for sure, but if these stories are
correct, then you heard it here first folks. If not, oh well, I’m been wrong before, too many times to count.
We’ll just have to wait and see.