‘Star Wars 7’ Adds Two New Cast Members: Unknowns Crystal Clarke And Pip Andersen Join JJ Abrams' Episode
As information on the anxiously awaited new instalment of the world's most loved and hated space saga remains elusive, the production adds two fresh faces.
Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson - hands up if you know these people. No? Well, you're about to! Starwars.com reports that Clarke is an American studying in Glasgow, whose first feature film The Moon And The Sun will see release in 2015. Andersen, meanwhile, is a Brit whose main feature seems to be his extensive knowledge of parkour. An essential skill, as Channing Tatum has already shown us in 22 Jump Street!
What these two will play is anyone's guess, as we're only really sure about the roles played by the actors who are returning from the old trilogy. The mystery box at work! Considering Andersen's parkour background it's not unreasonable to think he's some sort of agile fighter - a Sith? Clarke's addition just makes me ever more anxious that with three black people in the movie now, they'll all be related to each other and/or Lando Calrissian or Mace Windu. Don't do that, JJ!
After receiving criticism that the initial casting reveal was eight dudes and a girl, the additions of not only Clarke but the earlier reveals of Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie have seemed a bit like damage control from a notoriously troubled production. Oh well, anything that gets our pew pew laser movies a bit more diverse. Speaking of production troubles, the same report mentions that Harrison Ford's leg injury will (officially) delay the production for two weeks this August. The December 18, 2015 release date is still on.
Oh by the way -- you wanna see a Jedi/Sith/Mandalorian battle in a Georgia football field? Sure you do!