Weeks after a rumor circulated a new major female character (possibly Mara Jade) could be joining Star Wars: Episode IX, it seems like Lucasfilm is already moving on to the next big addition to the cast. In a new report from That HashTagShow, the casting director Nina Gold for the upcoming film may be looking another major female lead.
The site says Gold is on the hunt for an ethnic woman preferably African-American and 18-26 years old. The character is being called Caro, and she’s described as someone with a “captivating naturalness and ease to her manner, leader and problem solver, smart with a great sense of humor and a strong will. All this comes to her effortlessly. ”
Normally names in breakdowns/description are only placeholders for the real one, so don’t be too surprised if she goes by a completely different name. I love that they are looking to further diversify the cast, and I wonder if they’ll go with a well-known actress or someone relatively new. The description certainly paints a strong character, it’ll be interesting how involved she will be in the main storyline.
With J.J. Abrams at the helm and a script from Chris Terrio (Batman v. Superman) in hand, the development of the film is going smoothly after the fallout between Collin Trevorrow and Lucasfilm. The story is being kept under wraps as per usual and we still don’t what the title will be, but I assume we should get some major casting news soon if these breakdowns are to be believed.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit theaters December 20, 2019.