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Star Wars Cast Announced

Shooting begins in a couple weeks.

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.

Who else besides me is excited?

Source: StarWars.com

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Posted by Perfect 10

so they lied lol they said they would annouce it sunday. wow

Posted by Farkam

Not excited but nice casting

Edited by Squalleon

Finally!

Posted by myerlanski

I am officially hip. Now I can faint now. Great news.

Posted by GodOfMischief

Only name I recognised was Andy Serkis and obviously the original cast.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

So cool!!

Posted by Foggen

Max von Sydow has to be either the head of the Imperial Remnant (or whatever non-EU equivalent) or a Sith lord.

Edited by Fenderxx

!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Krypton-115

Only name I recognised was Andy Serkis and obviously the original cast.

Same here, let's hope that Caesar/Godzilla/Gollum can pull this off

Posted by Paul2814

John Williams as composer is one of the most important castings in my opinion.

Edited by tparks

Not a hater... Can't wait!

Posted by Maddpanda531

Sweet! Totally excited for this!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

John Boyega? That's fantastic, I love that guy.

Edited by Wardishy

You're not alone G-Man! I'm super pumped!

Posted by butters911

Max Von Sydow! I love him in old Bergman films.

Posted by kennybaese

I don't really know many of these names, but with some Googling, I'm excited for most of them.

More though, I'm excited that Kasdan did the script.

Edited by dreamfall31

I hope this turns out well!

Posted by k4tzm4n

Where's Warwick Davis?!!??!?!

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Posted by Skyhawk1

Max Von Sydow (Ming the Merciless!) Hmm Sith Lord maybe?

Edited by nrgb2814

I love them all already... Going into this movie with 1999 Phantom Menace excitement but with Empire expectations!!!

Edited by orionbolt

No Alexandria Daddario..............I was hoping for a female lead jedi

Edited by VaizD

Von Sydow is SO the villain.

Posted by GodOfMischief

Haha, actually I just recognised John Boyega too.

Posted by Captain13

So excited that John Boyega got a role. Too bad Zac Efron didn't. That guy is more talented than he gets credit for and deserves a chance at a summer franchise film.

Hopefully Lando will at least cameo.

Posted by Skywarpgold

@foggen said:

Max von Sydow has to be either the head of the Imperial Remnant (or whatever non-EU equivalent) or a Sith lord.

That would be sweet. My other side of the coin fear is that they'd use him as an Obi-Wan hologram replacement...I certainly hope that's not the case!

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Yay!!!

Posted by Captain13

I'm SO happy they cast 1970s furniture as well

Posted by Grey56

This is about how excited I am.

Posted by Protoflash

Yus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by KingKrabb

I am so ridiculously excited to see Serkis.

Also, was I the only one who got a little sentimental by seeing R2 in the picture?

>feels

Posted by Lykida

So cool. That Daisy Ridley looks so much like Natalie Portman on her imdb profile. But that's a good thing. And Max von Sydow? Very good choice for either villain or some old and wise Jedi master. I might have have liked Ian McKellen better, but then again he can't be in every movie franchise, right? (Although I wished he was)

Posted by The_Tree

Boyega, Isaac, Driver, and Serkis have me very excited.

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Posted by MrMazz

Max von Sydow is an interesting choice! Adam Driver and Oscar Issac are among favorite new actors, highly recommend watching INside llewynn Davis (for Issac) and Girls for Driver. And hey watch the Seventh Seal for Sydow, he's might already have his Sith robes.

Posted by Perfect 10

no idea who any of these people are. is that a good or bad thing?

Edited by XxHeavyRainxX

@godofmischief: Yeah, me too, except for I also knew Max Von Sydow. But look out for Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson on the Ex Machina movie being made.

Posted by Pimparoo

Yes!

Edited by Smurfboy

And it begins!

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@paul2814 said:

John Williams as composer is one of the most important castings in my opinion.

more important than any of the other names.

Posted by The Impersonator

Let The Force Begin!

Posted by BR_Havoc

I have no opinion on this one because I do not know any of these people and have never seen them in a movie or TV show.

Edited by t_hench

Old cast is back...that is all I ever wanted!!!!

Edited by ILLO_29

Max Von Sydow is still going huh, wow.

Posted by Xwraith

The only new names I recognized were Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis, but then I looked the other ones up and I was all, "oh, they were in that."

Posted by StrangeMan

Yay for Oscar Isaac.

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

No complaints here... especially given that a significant proportion of the new actors are British!

Posted by MannEffest

You don't understand how excited I am… This is a phenomenal cast. All aboard the hype train!!!!! :D

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@godofmischief said:

Only name I recognised was Andy Serkis and obviously the original cast.

My thoughts exactly.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Still kinda 50-50 on the whole thing.

Posted by Cloakx14

i'm interested.

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