Disney and Lucasfilm have announced their cast for Star Wars: Episode VII… finally! The cast gathered in London for a read-through and the following photograph was released!
The film will feature the previously rumored Adam Driver (we’ve guessed that he’s the main villain), as well as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis (soon to be seen in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.
"We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” Abrams said in a statement with the announcement of the cast.
“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."
Preproduction is already underway in Abu Dhabi and soon in Iceland, and the film is penned by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Look for Star Wars: Episode VII in December of 2015. More on this throughout the day!
Driver had one (important) scene in Lincoln. He had to listen to Daniel Day Lewis talk through something very important... and now he'll be doing some talking on his own as the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.
One of the most wildly original films we've seen in a long time, Attack the Block, featured the new Star Wars: Episode VII star, John Boyega. Before returning to the galaxy far, far away... check out Boyega's work in Attack the Block.
We're guessing that Daisy Ridley will play Leia and Han's daughter. And this actress is truly a newcomer to the film world as a whole. Although BBC fans might recognize her from the show Casualty -- she's the one on the right.