Great news for Star Wars fans as its been revealed that Oscar winning star, Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie have both been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy revealed her excitement about the new casting in a statement yesterday.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Production for the latest Star Wars instalment has already begun, with reports suggesting that cast and director J.J. Abrams have already flown out to Abu Dhabi to begin filming.

The new Star Wars film already includes a pretty impressive cast from original Star Wars actors including:  Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Bakeras.

There are also some famous newcomers from John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Irish actor, Domhnall Gleeson.