A Leading Lady For Episode VII?

The year has barely begun, and already we’re seeing predictions that it could be another big year for strong female heroines.

Paul Bond at The Hollywood Reporter writes:

[I]nfluential Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield of BTIG has weighed in with his 2013 predictions for the media sector, telling his clients that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be the biggest movie of the year[.]

Dunc at Club Jade highlighted a rumor report from Slashfilm‘s Peter Sciretta tweet, hinting that the “lead character” of Episode VII may be a woman. Recently, I wondered whether Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars might be, in part, a test run for the Sequel Trilogy’s protagonist. Now that the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm is complete, I can’t help but think back to the noticeably prominent places given to fangirls of all types at Star Wars Weekends this past summer and the fact that Catching Fire screenwriter Michael Arndt was hired for Episode VII. So far it’s just a rumor, but we should find out fairly soon whether it’s accurate.

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