The Long-Awaited ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Has Been Announced…
It is something Star Wars geeks everywhere have been waiting with bated breath for nearly a decade – Episode VII. It’s finally going to happen and the cast has now been announced.
Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), who, for those of you who don’t know, starred in the original three films will be making their triumphant return. On top of this, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in episodes III, IV, V and VI), Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker (C-3PO and R2D2 in all movies) will all be in Episode VII, as well.
Here’s a list we have compiled of the new cast members and what you might have seen them in:
- Adam Driver – Lincoln, Girls, Inside Llewyn Davis
- Andy Serkis – Gollum from The Hobbit and Lord and of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Daisy Ridley – Casualty, Blue Season
- Domhnall Gleeson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, True Grit, Dredd
- John Boyega – Attack the Block, Imperial Dreams
- Max von Sydow – Minority Report, The Exorcist, Robin Hood
- Oscar Isaac – Drive, Robin Hood, Inside Llewyn Davis
A black and white photograph of the cast all together has been posted on the official Star Wars website, which you can view by clicking here.
The final draft of the script has been written by Lawrence Kasdan (who co-wrote V and VI) and JJ Abrams, the latter of which you might know from his directorial role in the likes of Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III, or maybe Super 8. Now he can also add ‘directing Episode VII’ to his already brilliant résumé.
Episode VII is the first installment into the Star Wars franchise since Disney bought out Lucasfilm at the end of 2012. George Lucas will, however, still remain on as a creative consultant for the movie, and although little is known about which parts the actors are actually playing and what the plot will be (it’s all been understandably very secretive), the script is thought to be very loosely based on one of Lucas’ original plots.
Filming is set to begin in London’s Pinewood Studios over the next couple of coming weeks, and the movie is due to be in cinemas from 18 December of next year.
“We’re so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” said Abrams. “It’s 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.”