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Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Star Wars' cast
CNN ^ | 6-3-2014 | Lisa Respers France

Posted on 06/04/2014 5:57:19 PM PDT by equalator

It continues to be the year of Lupita Nyong'o.

The Oscar-winning actress has joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII," it was announced on Monday. Following the announcement Nyong'o tweeted "I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away!" along with an Instagram picture of the "Star Wars" logo.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: starwars
Okay, Let's go over the cast shall we--

Lupita from "12 years a Slave"

Adam Driver from some show about lesbians or something

John Boyega-- I kid you not, the guy in the hoodie is going to be a jedi or something

Next up in the bullpen, I bet they have Conchita the Phoenix

I'm hoping for Young Lando, they'll pick that hologram of Tupac- I can't wait to see it! I hope it's about galactic climate change and sustainable fishing!! Go Disney!!!

1 posted on 06/04/2014 5:57:19 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator
Whatever anyone may say about Lupita...she's a beautiful young women...


2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:00:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: equalator
"I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away!"

Bye.

Nice job on that one movie.

You have a pretty bod.

Don't come back.

3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: equalator
Something is missing


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:02:10 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: humblegunner
" following initial online outcry about the lack of diversity in the cast, certainly makes Lucasfilm and Disney appear not only open to criticism, but willing to listen and make amends when necessary."
5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT by equalator
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To: RightGeek

Amy Winehouse was unavailable.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Amy Winehouse was unavailable"

Hologram

7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:05:09 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Getting news about that Jedi and POW! Mesa here! Mesa gettin’ very very worried bout dis film-o!


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:07:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Meesa tinkin youssa homo.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Read my blog and see if that’s true.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Oh, I think by the time Disney gets their teeth into the Star Wars universe, we'll be praying for Jar Jar to give a 20 minute speech to the High Council about trade relations


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

What’s with lack of diversity in Star Wars? There are tons of aliens. Remember, it takes place in a galaxy far far away. Human beings are a minority of the beings found in the worlds of Star Wars. Right? What am I missing?


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:14:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
There was diversity in Harry Potter too-- remember this guy?

I don't either, but he was in there

13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:16:44 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Star wars ceased to be any good about half way through “Return of the Jedi”.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:18:29 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT by equalator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It seems that humans are by far the majority species in the galaxy; there’s plenty of aliens, but about half the people you run into are human.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:24:54 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: eclecticEel

They just want you to think that.

17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: equalator

"I made the Kessel run in 5 parsecs with my turn signal on the whole way."

18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

he backed into an Imperial Destroyer because he couldn’t turn his neck


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:40:43 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Nothing about her personally, but a while back ago they had an announcement where they introduced the cast. Then people started complaining that there were no women announced. Then they started announcing that several women were joining the cast. So, is the script even written, are these randon extras given some lines, what are these late announced characters? It doesn’t give me any confidence that they have anything nailed down yet.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: yarddog

I thought it died at Hoth.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:25:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: equalator

He’s as old and crotchety as the falcon.

Don’t get cocky kid.

We won’t win this one sitting on our Depends, Han!


22 posted on 06/04/2014 7:26:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: equalator; Tijeras_Slim

Thanks for the laughs.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 7:27:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They have a bad case of Mynocks.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 7:29:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I guess it is hard to say exactly when it “jumped the shark” but by the time there were Ewoks in the scenery, it had definitely jumped.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

26 posted on 06/04/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RoosterRedux

She looks like she should playing Uhura. Maybe that’s the new plot. Star Trek time warps into a galaxy a long long time ago...


27 posted on 06/04/2014 8:23:46 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun

I JJ Abrams running this thing now??

Goodness grief


28 posted on 06/04/2014 8:24:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: RightGeek

That is a good one. I am not LOL but it did make me smile.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:24:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: GeronL

I think he is actually


30 posted on 06/04/2014 8:25:25 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun

Lens Flare futures just shot way up


31 posted on 06/04/2014 8:29:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

lol


32 posted on 06/04/2014 8:32:16 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: equalator

History repeats itself. First movie had no diversity of the earthly kind so to appease the racial critics....ta da Lando. There was no internet back then but Lucas feeling the whiners wrath and being a good lib he added Lando to the mix.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 8:38:30 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Where did you dig up that old fossil?


34 posted on 06/04/2014 8:42:52 PM PDT by xp38
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To: humblegunner; ClearCase_guy
"Meesa tinkin youssa homo."

You guys must have some sort of secret decoder rings for the gibberish you are posting?

35 posted on 06/04/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: RoosterRedux

Oh, my goodness, yum, yum, YUM.


36 posted on 06/05/2014 2:35:23 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: equalator
Is that an asthma huffer?


37 posted on 06/05/2014 4:33:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What’s with lack of diversity in Star Wars? There are tons of aliens. Remember, it takes place in a galaxy far far away. Human beings are a minority of the beings found in the worlds of Star Wars. Right? What am I missing?

Billy Dee Williams doesn't like the "need more diversity" talk any more than the rest of us.

Some asked him how growing up as a black man in America prepared him for his roles, to bring something to the Star Wars franchise. He said that he was inspired by the rogues in American movies (pirates, film noir). He said it wasn't anywhere near our world, that his personal life experiences didn't come into play.

38 posted on 06/05/2014 4:37:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: GeronL

Yep, way up. Watching Star Trek: 2009 with all the lens flares I thought it was the symptom of an upcoming Grand Mal seizure. From looking at Star Trek: Into Darkness some of the studio suits musta noticed and told JJ to back off of the lens flares because I didn’t notice as many. BTW JJ Abrams use of lens flares must drive the director of cinematography absolutely batty because JJ is deliberately inducing something most cinematographers try to avoid.

CC


39 posted on 06/20/2014 3:19:48 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

bump

I agree. I don’t know why the guy likes lens flares so much, or why Michael Bay loves making movies without a plot but lots of booms or why Attack of the Clones had nobody being attacked by clones....

But I do love “Honest Trailers” on Youtube, those are funny.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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