Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and more officially cast in Star Wars: Episode VII
With an exciting announcement expected on Star Wars Day, May 4th, it’s a little unexpected to see the full cast revealed by Disney on April 29th. But after much, much speculation, rumors and unwarranted guesses, we now officially have a cast for the next Star Wars film. I have to say, I like what I see. We get newcomers Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS), John Boyega (ATTACK THE BLOCK), Adam Driver (HBO’s ‘Girls’), Andy Serkis (the motion capture expert that played Gollum), Domhnall Gleeson (ABOUT TIME) and Max von Sydow (MINORITY REPORT). We also have Daisy Ridley, who I don’t know. And good news for fans, we also get returning Star Wars veterans, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
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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.