Episode VII Cast

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Announced

And just five days ahead of the unofficial Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you, pun-ologists), Lucasfilm has finally announced the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

On the official StarWars.com website, the cast was announced along with a picture of a meeting and reading. Expected returnees like Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and even Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) are all there in the cast list, alongside even more newbies. Adam Driver, whose announcement was leaked months ago (as the villain of the film) is confirmed, as well as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. No roles were listed for any of the actors, though the original stars will reprise their roles.

“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,” director J.J. Abrams said in the release.

oh sweet! great to see that all the rumors about the original cast all coming back… along with new ones, who i had to google up to get an idea of who the hell they were.

p.s. Domhnall Gleeson?

6 Comments

  1. Am I the only one that isn’t too fond of all these J.J. Abrams make overs? Seeing the original Star Trek movies, and the remakes (and timeline split), the new ones seem to, well, squeeze too much with little to no back story.

    I guess I like back stories…

    -E

  2. I’m so excited now from this news, I couldn’t wait for the new Star Wars already but hearing that the originals are going to be in it, can’t wait! It’s going to be so epic seeing the original cast on the big screen again! The only thing, these guys are getting old! Harrison Fords 73 now. At least it’s still him, the only true and original Han Solo!

    @Eric, I gotta agree with you though, man. I love the original Star Trek and I’m not too fond of the direction Abram’s took that franchise. But at the same time, I have to say that I don’t think Abram’s could have done a different or better job with Trek. Captain Kirk’s storyline is the most popular for the mass audience and unfortunately the original cast is very old and Jimmy Doohan and D. Kelly are passed away. Trek is just such a huge, complicated franchise, the only thing he could have really done was reboot it, especially after Star Trek Nemesis nearly flopped in the box office. At least Star Wars is a “sequel” with the original cast and not some kind of reboot where they recasted Han Solo and Luke Skywalker.

  3. edward nailed it as far as the Episode VII being a sequel (or start of a new star wars trilogy), versus being a “reboot”… and i don’t know, but i absolutely LOVED the Star Trek reboot — the first one, back in 2009, blew me away and is easily one of my most watched movies… seriously, i’ve sat down and watched it at least a couple dozen times now and i still love it.

    …and i was never a really huge trek fan.

    maybe that has something to do with it, though.

    oh man, oh man… seeing the originals back on the big screen, can’t fucking wait! pure awesome, mang.

  4. I dunno, I like Domhnall Gleeson. I think About Time was pretty funny..

    I want to know what story arc they’re going with, and if they’re choosing one of the many Era’s in the literature.

    Love the Star Trek reboot. I’ve never seen much of the original series, but I’ve seen TNG.

  5. Don’t know if this helps but Domhnall Gleeson was the dad of the Weasley family in harry potter: deathly hallows part 1 and 2.

  6. Actually he was the oldest son in the weasley family.

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