12:53 pm EST, April 29, 2014

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast officially announced

Star Wars: Episode VII’s cast has finally been revealed. Find out which seven new actors will join the old cast.

New actors John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will all be joining the original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new Star Wars film.

Director J.J. Abrams has said, “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.”

Here’s a photograph of the new cast joining the old cast in a script read-through. Click on the image to view it in HD:

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In the image we can see the film’s new actors John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Domhnall Gleeson. Within them we can see director J.J. Abrams, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels.

Fans may also notice that R2-D2 is attempting to escape the wooden crate he’s been kept in for the last nine years.

It’s exciting to finally find out which actors will be joining the film and while we don’t know which characters they’ll be playing yet, Abrams reveals that they will be filming in the next couple weeks. We’re bound to find out which actors are playing which characters and it will be great to finally put their faces to the characters that will be joining the previous Star Wars cast members.

We’re very interested to find out who or what Andy Serkis will be playing, considering he’s the king of all things motion capture. He just wrapped playing Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so it makes us think he may be playing one character which may involve his many talents.

Maybe he’s finally gotten himself a role where his own face will be on screen, but either way we’re very happy to see the highly talented actor joining the new Star Wars film.

Fans may remember Domhnall Gleeson in Deathly Hallows Part 1&2 as Bill Weasley. John Boyega and Adam Driver had both been rumored to be joining the new Star Wars cast.

If you’d like to get to know the new actors revealed in today’s announcement, read Hypable’s article on the actors cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams, while the script is being co-written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Star Wars: Episode VII is set for a December 18, 2015 release date.

Source: StarWars

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