STAR WARS Episode VII Cast Revealed!

29
Apr
2014

We’ve been talking about the cast of Star Wars Episode VII for over a year now. We’ve thrown out speculations as to who will/won’t appear, rumors as to who made certain deals to reprise old roles, as well as new faces and what characters they may or may not be playing. It’s all felt a little abstract though, like maybe we’re all living in a dream where a new Star Wars film was being made – until today. The cast of Episode VII has finally been revealed. It’s happening. It’s finally actually 100% happening. This is real, and holy crap are we excited.

Here’s the official 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. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

They also released a photo of the cast sitting together in a circle with director J.J. Abrams via StarWars.com

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April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK – Writer/Director/Producer J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan.
Copyright and Photo Credit: David James.

 

It’s so exciting seeing the cast together. Harrison and J.J. talking. Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels together, Peter Mayhew and Andy Serkis looking over the scripts in front of them. It’s surreal. Absent from the photo, however, is George Lucas… Maybe he’s the one who took the picture?

 

What do you think of the official announcement and cast? Let us know!