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On Rey, Strong Female Characters (TM), and the Hero’s Journey

I saw The Force Awakens Thursday night, had time to think about it, realized that Rey’s journey is even more remarkable than it first appeared, wrote lengthy meta about my new space daughter, and then deleted it accidentally. So, this is a second try, and apologies if you reblogged the first and now have a link that doesn’t work.

Massive Spoilers Below the Cut. Again. You have no one to blame but yourselves if you read below. 

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The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Orlando Jones and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

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