Star Wars Episode VII Has More Cast Members To Announce: J.J. Abrams 'Has One Female Role Left To Cast'

The cast for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII was finally unveiled yesterday but it may not be over yet as sources claim the director has yet to cast one other major female role.

Episode VII's cast was unveiled on Tuesday with the release of a black and white shot showing the actors at a read-through at the UK's Pinewood Studios this week.

Original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew will be joined by new additions to the cast for Abrams' reboot.

Brit up and comers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson will be joined by Girls star Adam Driver. Oscar Isaac, the star of the 2014 Coen Brothers movie Inside Llweyn Davis is also in the cast along with CGI whizz and LOTR favourite Andy Serkis. Hollywood veteran Max Von Sydow is the final name to be announced, so far.

The Star Wars Episode VII cast assemble at Pinewood Studios (Star Wars/Twitter)

It's thought tha Abrams will still be adding to his cast, with the director well-known for keeping major plot and character spoilers underwraps (remember the mystery surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch's villain in Star Trek: Into Darkness?)

Several sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the director has another "substantial role to fill", with the insiders claiming it is a female part. While no further details are known the fact that we could be getting another female lead would be welcome news. Of the cast announced yesterday Daisy Ridley is the only new woman character, with the newcomer tipped to play the daughter of Carrie and Harrison's Princess Leia and Han Solo characters.

Could Lupita Nyong'o still be up for a part? (WENN)

Lead female roles have been few and far between in the past six Star Wars movies, with Carrie and Natalie Portman the two notable exceptions. Earlier this year it was reported that Abrams and his team were searching for a mixed-raced female in her 20s for a major role, could this be the part yet to be cast?

12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o has been linked to a role with insiders claiming the director met with the star before her win at the Oscars in March. British newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers has also seen her name in countless casting reports, but was a surprise omission from the announcement yesterday.

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