It’s official folks. There have been rumors for months but today JJ Abrams and the good folks at Disney revealed the entire Star Wars VII cast via an announcement on StarWars.com.
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. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are the three main characters from the first trilogy and it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret that they would return. The most notable new cast member is Andy Serkis. He has been in everything from Planet of the Apes to Lord of the Rings. John Boyega was in Attack the Block and is rumored to have a very big role in the new Star Wars movie.
Daisy Ridley is a young actress who will no doubt be very popular among Star Wars fans. Rumor has it she is single but she will stay pretty busy working on the new Star Wars film for a while. Oscar Isaac and John Boyega are also cast members who will have no problems finding a date now that they are going to be in the most anticipated film in this decade.
The new Star Wars film will be out next December. Let the fans start complaining about the new cast in 3, 2, 1…