Star Wars could have starred a cat and it would have been on that list.
The audience has spoken, we want more action movies starring cats. Hopefully the cats talk and and they promote it with a popular song involving the word cat.
OT: Obviously this is a good thing for the sake of diversity, but it seems like the more attention we draw to it, the more we're treating this as an exception and not the rule. Ideally the gender of your lead character shouldn't be a selling point, but I suppose that's not gonna change anytime soon.
Personally, I'm less concerned with gender than how the characters are written. The girl in the new Star War was about as interesting as a sack of potatoes.
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