Star Wars: Episode VII - Cast Announced (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Source: Star Wars (Facebook)

Finally, after months of speculation we have our official Episode VII cast! In a statement released on Facebook, JJ Abrams was excited to finally share with us what he has known for many months now. Check out that statement below. 

Facebook Statement: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
 
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Let’s get to know the new cast shall we?
 
John Boyega
Where you have seen him: Attack the Block
Role: Unknown.
Up Next for John: 24: Live Another Day (TV)
 
Daisy Ridley
Where you have seen her: BBC TV 
Role: Unknown, but look at her, who do you think she is playing?
Up Next for Daisy: Scrawl
 
Adam Driver
Where you have seen him: Girls (TV), Inside Llewyn Davis
Role: Rumored to the villain. 
Up Next for Adam: Midnight Special, Hungry Hearts
 
Oscar Isaac
Where you have seen him: Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive
Role: Unknown
Up Next for Oscar: Mojave, A Most Violent Year

Andy Serkis
Where you have seen him: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Role: Unknown
Up Next for Andy: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
 
Domhnall Gleeson
Where you have seen him: About Time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Role: Unknown. The son of Skywalker?
Up Next for Domhnall: Unbroken, Ex Machina

Max von Sydow
Where you have seen him: Flash Gordon, The Exorcist, The Seventh Seal
Role: Unknown. 
Up Next for Max: The Letters

A great mixture of familiar and not so familiar actors. The one question on everyone’s lips on line is,  where is Lando aka Billy Dee Williams? 

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