I remember when the first announcement was made of the casting for Star Wars: Episode VII. There was an outrage at the lack of females in the group, and either director, J. J. Abrams, listened to the cries; or just hadn’t cast all the roles yet. Given that Abrams always has strong female leads in his television shows and movies, I’m going to lean towards the latter.

christina-chongToday, we’re pleased to announce another female addition to the space odyssey in 24: Live Another Day actress, Christina Chong. Chong was also recently named as the lead actress in Sergio Mimica-Gezzan’s live-action Halo: Nightfall. No word as to whom she will be playing in Star Wars, but given her background as a badass; it would be cool to see her as a member of the Sith.

As more Episode VII news comes down from the galaxy far, far away; Stay Tuned to DFAT to find out what happens!

Star Wars Episode VII is written by Lawrence Kasdan and is directed by J. J. Abrams. The film is due out December 18th, 2015 and will star: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gweondoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.