The cool female X-wing pilot from Star Wars just joined Marvel’s Iron fist

Actress Jessica Henwick is teaming up with Game of Thrones' Finn Jones in the new Netflix series

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When we spotted a female X-wing pilot doing her ‘thang’ in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens there were whoops of joy across the galaxy – and we’re sure the actress in question, Jessica Henwick, will have even more reason to celebrate right now because she’s just been cast in Marvel’s next big Netflix outing.

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The Star Wars star joins Game of Thrones star Finn Jones (aka Ser Loras Tyrell), who stars as Daniel Rand, a man who as a child gained superpowers in a lost city called K’un-L’un after suffering tragedy. As an adult he returns home to New York and starts living as a superhero.

Fenwick will play Colleen Wing, a martial arts expert who runs her own dojo. In the comics she made her debut as one of Danny’s first friends after he left K’un-L’un and Marvel says Colleen will serve as an invaluable ally in the upcoming TV series.

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And chances are the pair will have plenty to talk about on set, because Henwick’s been in Game of Thrones too – you might recognise her as Nymeria Sand.