Star Wars Episode VII’s Cast Officially Annouced

First they’ve dropped a photo then reveals the names to the actors present at the cast read-through.

Can you figure our who’s there?

Blast your way past the jump to find out.

Returning actors include Mark Hamill (Luke), Harrison Ford (Han), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).

For some of the behind-the-scenes faces that you see; director/writer J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, producer Bryan Burk, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Now for the new trilogy cast, although no character names are annouced.

John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (various TV series), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Drive), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Ring series), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), and Max von Sydow (The Tudors).

While terrific to see the old cast coming back after more than 30 years; the new cast has me all sorts of excited especially the casting of personal favorite character actors Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydow, as well as the tour de force that is Andy Serkis.

Principle filming with the cast said to begin in a few weeks; aiming for December 18th, 2015.

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2 responses to “Star Wars Episode VII’s Cast Officially Annouced”

  1. infinitelyremote says :

    I saw this map of the group shot (above) on reddit the other day thought this would be a great place to share the link:

    I’m a NERD (what can I say…)

    • Danny says :

      Yeah, IGN came out with a very nice design after the photo released. Now I can’t wait until we hear who the characters are.

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