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Star Wars VIII Finds Its Female Lead — Which Of These Fan Favorites Reportedly Landed The Coveted Role?

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In an office far, far away, the people behind Star Wars VIII just made a pretty big casting decision.

While we knew that John Boyega was already ready to reprise his role for the 2017 film, it looks like Disney found its new leading lady Thursday morning.

It came down to a pretty amazing shortlist of today's hottest actresses — including Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw — but in the end, there could only be one.

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So who will be locking lips with John in Episode VIII?? It's…

Gugu Mbatha-Raw!!!

Honestly, any of the three women would have been perfect for a part in the franchise — they're three of our faves after all — but we cannot wait to see Gugu in her biggest movie yet!

Related: Tatiana Maslany Loses Star Wars Spin-Off To Felicity Jones

But don't cry for Tat and Gina, they're not going anywhere.

It was reported Wednesday night that the Orphan Black star was just cast opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the Boston Marathon Bombing movie Stronger, and Jane the Virgin is of course about to return for Season Two on Monday, Oct. 12 at 8/7c on The CW!

Which of the leading ladies did U want to see join the Star Wars franchise??

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