|The Star Wars Episode 7 cast as announced by starwars.com on April 29|
I also echoed Club Jade and Tosche Station in saying that the gender ratio of the cast is a bit disappointing. For years, fans have been (successfully) pushing for female voices to be heard in fandom.
The backlash bloggers received on Twitter for voicing their disappointment was more troubling and shocking to me than the cast announcement itself. There is no reason for a movie to not be more diverse, especially in such a powerhouse franchise.
I am getting steadily more excited for the "Rebels" novel "A New Dawn," for which Del Rey posted an excerpt on their facebook page.