We all knew this would be happening sooner or later since the cast was going to be doing a table (chair) read today. Or it was going to happen on the made-up Star Wars holiday May 4th (Star Wars Day).
The official new cast will be: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. The returning old cast will be: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. No idea on if any other original cast members will be making an appearance either but at least we knew these cast members were going to be in it. Interesting casting choices, especially Andy Serkis because will he be CGI or an actual person in a movie for a change? Max von Sydow is no stranger to Sci-Fi/fantasy so I’m happy about him being in the movie as well. I’m looking forward to more casting updates in the future and just praying to the Jedi gods this movie doesn’t suck Jar Jar balls.
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.