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?