Felicity Jones on ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One’ Having Female Leads

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Big blockbuster action movies of yesteryear almost exclusively featured male leads, but it’s 2016 now and it seems we’re finally getting the change so many have hoped for. A good reason to be optimistic is because the biggest franchise of ‘em all, Star Wars, is about to have their second female-led adventure in a row. The Force Awakens featured Daisy Ridley as Rey, a budding Jedi, and Rogue One will have Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, a criminal of sorts tasked with a covert mission. Yahoo Movies attended the Star Wars celebration in London and asked Jones if she was excited about this new ground being broken.