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‘Stars Wars: The Force Awakens' Film To Feature First Female Stormtrooper?

19/01/2015 11:54 GMT | Updated 19/01/2015 11:59 GMT
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‘Stars Wars: The Force Awakens’ is set to feature the franchise’s first ever female stormtrooper, according to reports.

A tweet sent by a BBC journalist has sparked speculation that actress Amybeth Hargreaves will take on the role.

Lizo Mzimba tweeted, “Bit of @StarWars news from @SpotlightUK. Amybeth Hargreaves plays female Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens,” with a link to the actress’s Spotlight page.

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Gwendoline is also rumoured to be playing a stormtrooper

He later speculated as to whether Amybeth could be working as a double for ‘Game Of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie, who is reportedly rumoured to be starring in the movie.

So far, ‘Star Wars’ director JJ Abrams has revealed very little about the upcoming film, though the hotly-anticipated trailer did confirm that John Boyega will play a Stormtrooper.

The 88-second clip also contains new shots of the Millennium Falcon in a battle with TIE Fighters, and an army of stormtroopers ready for battle, while another scene features a mysterious hooded and cloaked figure, carrying a new type of lightsaber.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is due for release in December 2015.

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