Prepare yourself, Jedis. The cast of the highly-anticipated ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has finally been announced!
The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII is here! After months of rumors concerning returning cast members and new roles, the 2015 film released its final cast on April 29, and there are some familiar faces on the call sheet! Check out who is set to star in the new film!
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Announces Cast
Save the date for Dec. 18, 2015, because Star Wars: Episode VII is officially a go! The reboot will showcase new and familiar faces for the epic film. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, who were already rumored to star, are confirmed to return to their roles as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.
In addition, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are set to reprise their iconic characters of C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2.
Any and all roles in the upcoming film have been highly sought-after by actors and actresses in Hollywood. After months of searching, the film has chosen a slew of up-and-coming actors for new roles that are sure to catapult them to mega stardom.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Unveils New Faces
Whether the newbies will fight on the side of good or evil is yet to be announced, save for Adam, who was announced as the film’s villain in February.
The film, being directed by J.J. Abrams, will be set 30 years after The Return of the Jedi. Abrams released a statement and picture of the new cast on April 29 during a read-through of the script on the official Star Wars website.
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.
Stock up on your lightsabers and get ready to travel back to a galaxy far, far away!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the new cast? Are you glad the original trio is returning? Are you excited for the film? Sound off on your comments below!
— Avery Thompson