STAR WARS EPISODE VII Cast Finally Revealed!
For months now, we’ve suffered through numerous rumors and reports of actors who were in talks, signed and everything in between for JJ Abrams‘s upcoming and highly anticipated Star Wars film. Anyone from Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan to Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman. Needless to say, it got old really fast. News has been more available in recent weeks regarding the project, such as Harrison Ford having a rather large role in the film, which we learned just yesterday.
Today, however, the major players in the film have been revealed and there are a lot of familiar faces and some new ones as well. The news comes via the Star Wars page, as well as an image, which you can see below, of the entire cast of the film. So, without further ado, meet the cast of the latest installment in one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history.
Much of the original cast has returned, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. Joining them is nerd-favorite Andy Serkis and Max Von Sydow. Adam Driver of Girls fame is also confirmed. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson. Abrams has some good words to say about his newly acquired cast as well.
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.”
As Abrams says, filming is scheduled to begin in May, with some principal shooting already under way in a few locations. Lawrence Kasdan, who worked on the original scripts, joined JJ Abrams in penning the most recent film. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing with John Williams returning to score the movie.
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