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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced!

Star Wars: Episode VII CastWe’ve been patiently waiting for this announcement, and now we have it.

Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 are all returning to the galaxy far, far away, along a new cast of characters. The names of the characters that the new cast are playing in the film have not been officially announced yet.

Returning Cast:
Harrison Ford – Han Solo
Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Anthony Daniels – C-3PO
Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca
Kenny Baker – R2-D2

New Cast:
John Boyega
Daisy Ridley
Adam Driver
Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
Domhnall Gleeson
Max von Sydow

Here’s the announcement from StarWars.com:

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.

Star Wars Episode 7 Cast Announcement

Star Wars: Episode VII Script is Ready

Luke, Leia and HanShooting on Star Wars: Episode VII begins in May.  The script, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, is now ready, and pre-production is in full-swing. “We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y’know.”

They are taking to many actors to flesh out the cast of the film.  While no official announcements have been made, Carrie Fisher has all but confirmed that she’ll be prepping to film in March or April, alongside Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.

“I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair,” she says. “I think that would be funny.”

As the movie gets closer to production, the idea of a new Star Wars is actually beginning to sink in.  Though I don’t think it’ll feel real to me until the first teaser is released for it.