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You’re Damn Right: Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Takes Lead Role in Gareth Edward’s Star Wars

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clone club troopersWe had no doubt the Force was strong with Tatiana Maslany.

Just last week we had word the star of BBC America’s Orphan Black was auditioning, along with Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones, for a role in one of the Star Wars standalone film directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards. We were extremely excited about the prospect.

The hints were there as Maslany recently dropped out of a Broadway play due to “filming schedule conflicts,” but yesterday Total Geeks said they had it from a “source close to the production.” A source of our own also confirmed Maslany has indeed landed the lead role. We likely won’t hear who she’s playing for a long time but I’m just…

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We’ll update later if official/on-the-record confirmation comes in but what do you think of the news, folks?

(image photoshopped by our very own Victoria McNally)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."