Three Names up for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII's Female Lead

Written by Andrew Pollard Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Movie News

With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens to hit screens at the end of the year, attention is now starting to switch towards Star Wars: Episode VIII. Now comes talk on who’s up for the female lead of the second part of this new Star Wars trilogy.

The Wrap is reporting that the three names in the frame for the female lead of Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII are Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, and Bates Motel’s brilliant Olivia Cooke. All three are believed to be lined up to do a reading alongside The Force Awakens’ John Boyega over the next few weeks.

No details are known on Episode VIII at this stage, with a lot obviously depending on how things play out in J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII. What we do know is that Benicio Del Toro is close to signing on as the villain of Episode VIII, but that’s about it right now.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently set for a May 26th, 2017 release, although first up is Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens on December 18th of this year.

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
Whilst the stunning trailer for James Mangold’s Logan has been playing in cinemas for a few months
We’re truly saddened to report that William Peter Blatty has passed away at the age of 89. Blatty
In the current world of remakes, redoes, reimaginings and reboots that we live in, you can add House
Following on from last week’s news that Woody Harrelson was in talks for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Ha
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144