Today, the Official Star Wars Site has
announced the Star Wars: Episode VII cast. The Star Wars team is thrilled to
announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy
Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von
Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher,
Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new
Director J.J. Abrams says, "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."
Star Wars: Episode
VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and
Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John
Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18,
April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK - Writer/Director/Producer J.J
Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at
Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Copyright and Photo Credit: David
So you aren't sure who these people are? Let's break down the cast
so you can identify them better following the circle clockwise above from the
Writer/Director/Producer J.J Abrams - Known for Lost, Mission:
Impossible III, Super 8, and the new Star Trek films
Harrison Ford - Han Solo
Daisy Ridley - Newcomer actress
Carrie Fisher - Princess Leia
Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
Producer Bryan Burk - Known for Lost and the new Star Trek
Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Domhnall Gleeson - Known for About Time, Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and True Grit.
Anthony Daniels - C-3PO
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
Andy Serkis - Best known for the role of "Gollum" in Peter
Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Oscar Isaac - Virtual unknown, his first major film role was
Joseph in the film The Nativity Story. He also had a small role in All About the
Benjamins and Guerrilla. He made an appearance in the television series Law
& Order: Criminal Intent.
John Boyega - Virtual unknown, the actor is known for Attack the
Block, Imperial Dreams, and My Murder.
Adam Driver - Thought to be the villain in Episode VII, known for
Inside Llewyn Davis, Frances Ha, and Lincoln.
Writer Lawrence Kasdan - Best known for Star Wars: Episode V-The
Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars: Episode VI-Return
of the Jedi.
Not shown - Kenny Baker - R2-D2
Not shown - Max von Sydow - Best known for Jesus in The Greatest
Story Ever Told and Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon.
This is great news and I now hope that we will start to see more
frequent updates in the coming weeks.