Daisy Ridley might not be the only female newcomer to the
The young British actress was the only woman among the seven new names announced to star in Disney's highly anticipated space-opera
No further details are known, but if it pans out, another substantial female character would likely be welcomed by the outspoken segment of "Star Wars" fans who have taken issue with the dearth of women in the previous six movies and in the cast of "Episode VII," the first installment of a planned trilogy.
So far, Ridley's cast mates include John Boyega, Adam Driver,
Other actresses whose names have been in the "Star Wars" rumor mill recently include Oscar winner
"Episode VII," which is set to open Dec. 18, 2015, begins principal photography in London soon, so further casting news, if there is any, could be imminent.