The STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Cast Announced!

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The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has officially been announced and will include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and more!

Here it is in full from StarWars.com:

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 film.

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, 2015.

The news comes days before Star Wars Day (May 4th) and Daisy Ridley’s is probably the least well-known name in the ensemble. Ridley has the next Inbetweeners movie sequel on her schedule. Besides, we already knew R2-D2 would be back, but so is the original man in the can, Kenny Baker!

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If you didn’t really know who’s who of the Star Wars cast, here’s the same photo with name tags.

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