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Published: Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:35 p.m. MDT

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wynn
Columbus, OH

You know, it's not about having the same number of males and females, same number of this ethnic background and that one, same number of this nationality and that one. The story does not have to call for such things. Let's leave such obsessions with politics out of the movies and enjoy the show and not get a complex over it.

TXBYUFAN
Spring, TX

Give me a break.

MurrayGuy
Murray, UT

Here's a news flash for the 'critics' you don't make successful movies to make a statement, you make money with them. The prequels were awful. Disney gets once chance at this or fans will turn their backs on anything new. Let's get out of the "I'm offended" mode and make a great film!

jaredw007
Salt Lake City, UT

It's important to remember they still have a lot more casting news to announce. The people they announced yesterday are only the principal characters and there are rumors that Daisy Ridley's character will be the protagonist. But let's look at who they have cast besides the actors from the original trilogy. We have a woman, a black actor, a Latino actor and a redheaded Irishman among the new faces. That's a fairly diverse group so far. It's also rumored that they are expected to cast another female character that will have substantial role for what its worth.

Let's also remember that J.J Abrams is someone with a good track record with creating strong female characters. Felecity, Alias and Fringe a few examples. I would give the guy the benefit of the doubt in this case and wait and see how the movie turns out before lighting the pitchforks prematurely.

OnlyInUtah
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Oh boo-hoo.

It's not about how many wome are cast in a film. A film is a work of art. Are we going to start counting how many women Norman Rockwell painted and compare that to the number of men in his work? Give it a rest and let the writers and producer create their work. If you don't like the cast just boycott the film.

Archibald
SLC, UT

Do we really not have anything more important to worry about?

infoman
Cedar Hills, UT

I happened to be watching the World War II movie, Valkyrie last night. It also had a shortage of women among the cast. So what? I suppose the politically correct thing to do would have been to cast a woman in the role of Hitler?

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