‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Revealed

Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams (top center in glasses) conducted a cast reading for "Star Wars: Episode VII" at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in this publicity photo taken and released to Reuters April 29, 2014. Clockwise from Abrams are Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and writer Lawrence Kasdan. –REUTERS

In a super short, straight-to-the-point post, the team behind “Star Wars VII’’ revealed the upcoming film’s cast on its website today.

Franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill (who were spotted together in London this weekend), Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are officially returning, and the cast will be rounded out by new faces John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

There’s no word yet on who the new actors will portray.

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,’’ the film’s director J.J. Abrams said in the statement. “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 VII’’ is set to open worldwide on Dec. 18, 2015.

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