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Star Wars: The Force Awakens to feature galaxy’s first female Stormtrooper

Consequence of Sound

The idea of a woman as a Stormtrooper is nothing new to those who’ve been to a comic or Star Wars convention, but there’s never before been a true member of the Empire’s army without a Y chromosome. That’s set to change in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as news has come that English actress Amybeth Hargreaves has joined the film as the universe’s first female Stormtrooper.

The Mirrorgets its report from a tweet by BBC entertainment journalist Lizo Mzimba, who in turn credits British casting agency Spotlight with the reveal:

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Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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