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Star Wars: Episode VII - Cast Announced

OFFICIALLY

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


Episode VII arrives December 18th, 2015
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
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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monkeyfoot 4/29/2014 1:41:38 PM

Excellent showing pics and giving a brief resume, Robert!

I'm not that familiar with all the new folks. Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver are the only two actors whose faces I knew among the newbies but I haven't seen anything they are in.  And that old guy Von Sydow. Didn't he try to conquer the Earth?

My enthusiasm level is sky high for this!

kinetoscope 4/29/2014 1:44:05 PM

 No Billy Dee? I hope he shows up. That photo is so cool to see Ford, Fisher, Mayhew, Daniels, Hamill, and R2D2. Very cool news. 

Miner49er 4/29/2014 2:05:47 PM

 Crap! No Jar Jar Binks?!?

wrrlykam 4/29/2014 2:28:37 PM

Yey for Max.

mellowdoux 4/29/2014 3:23:23 PM

 I am too excited for words.
Never in my lifetime did I dream we'd ever see Harrison Ford as Han Solo again.
Cannot wait!!! :)


 

hanso 4/29/2014 3:44:22 PM

"John Boyega needs to be out of that picture"  Donald Sterling

 

FerretJohn 4/29/2014 4:45:41 PM

 Max Von Sydow is in?  I thought he died years ago.  Apparently I was wrong.  

Modo 4/29/2014 4:46:07 PM

Giddyup.  The Big Three (& Chewy) are in - I'm going!  And I'll probably spend a fortune on the merchandise, but I do have a young son who I can shamelessly say I will be buying it for! 

Love the casting so far, especially if the two young'uns are playing who I think they're playing. 

LOL, good one hanso.  Sterling may as well go watch Star Wars movies now, since he's no longer allowed to attend NBA games...   

ElBaz13 4/29/2014 6:27:24 PM

Sterling won't go see it because there are black people in it.

ElBaz13 4/29/2014 6:29:45 PM

I'm so stoked for this. Never would think to ever see Han and Chewie again played by Ford and Mayhew.

Rumours of Boyega being a jedi apprentice. Daisy Ridley is Han and Leia's daughter.

I'm assuming Oscar Isaac is the roguish character they were looking for.

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