Last month, just hours after the main cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was finally revealed, we reported that Disney and LucasFilm still have one more major female role left to be cast. A new report from Latino Review reveals there are actually two major female roles left, which may be portrayed by Katie Jarvis and the /is-star-wars-episode-vii-eyeing-newcomer-maisie-richardson-sellers/previously rumored Maisie Richardson-Sellers.
This is the first we're hearing about Katie Jarvis' involvement, whose only film role was in director Andrea Arnold's 2009 drama Fish Tank. Maisie Richardson-Sellers has reportedly been spotted around the Star Wars: Episode VII production, but there is no indication about who either of these actresses are playing. Our report from April revealed that the Oxford-educated Maisie Richardson-Sellers may be in contention to play a mixed-race descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi or a Sith role.
Earlier this month, during director J.J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan's Star Wars Day video message, they teased that more casting announcements are coming soon, but, of course, we don't know when additional cast members will be confirmed.
Latino Review is also reporting that Harrison Ford's beloved Han Solo character will die in Star Wars: Episode VII, which is the "motivating force" in bringing this trio of new characters together, one of whom is Han Solo's child. Han's death has been speculated for some time now, and the site mentions that the actor is also trying to get Indiana Jones 5 off the ground, another reason why the actor won't be sticking around for Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX. It has been well documented that Harrison Ford himself wanted Han to die in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, but it seems he may finally get his wish, just over 30 years later.
The site also debunked a recent rumor that Adam Driver is playing Han Solo's son, although there has been no confirmation regarding who he might be playing. There has been speculation that he is playing the primary villain, but that has not been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm. As we reported last night, production is currently under way in Abu Dhabi, so stay tuned for more updates as shooting continues.