STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Main Female Character Confirmed?

So last night /Film's Peter Sciretta tweeted out some teasing information about the main character in Star Wars Episode VII possibly being a female. This news actually broke over two months ago from an inside source who said,

There are two trilogies planned, all following an original overview by Lucas, which was always planned as a multi generational saga. Movies 10 - 12 are from my understanding about the offspring of the Skywalkers, set many years later with the surviving cast playing much older versions of themselves and featuring a female protagonist named Skywalker. This is something that I understand is being discussed as the latest trilogy may end up being an amalgamation of the two using themes and ideas from both, but still keeping the general story, also allowing for continuity of cast.

Is Peter's tweet confirmation of this news? Or is he just referring to the previous information provided? Either way if it is true then it looks like she will most likely be the daughter of Luke Skywalker. 

I don't have an issue with the main character being a female, in fact I think it would be awesome! What do you think about it? 

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