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Who said the lead character in Star Wars Episode VII is going to be a male star? 🙂

— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 3, 2013

Luke was originally a girl in the early drafts of ANH so this is nothing new, really. SW has always been lacking in the gender equality, both sets having a single strong female character who kinda tanked in the third movie, so having the main lead of the new set be a strong female who manages to carry that out through all three sequels would be quite a feat.

However, are they doing this because they want to be seen as gender-sensitive or because they are capitalizing on the recent success of films like Hunger Games? Either don’t sound appealing to me at all. If they can make it work organically then I’d love to see a female lead but I’d rather they had a male character that works with the storyline than shoehorn in a female lead that doesn’t.

Lastly, I  don’t mind if it’s Jaina, just as long as it’s not Goddess!Jaina who seriously needed a slap or two. Romance is good, worked in SW, but it was understated and not dragged out nor did you see Leia emo-ing over it all. If these sequels turn into some psuedo-Twilight love triangle crap it will seriously damage my calm.

Thanks to for the heads up.

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