Sunday 4 May 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Revealed (May the Fourth Be With You!)

It's a bit delayed from us (apologies!), so surely everyone knows by now but if you don't - THE CAST FOR STAR WARS HAS BEEN REVEALED. (It's a good day for the post though - happy Star Wars day!)

The cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII

Here's the release:
"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.'"

A few of the names we've heard before being associated with the film, like Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) and John Boyega (Attack The Block), but others are a big surprise, such as Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time, Harry Potter) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Sucker Punch) who have always been terrific in other productions. Newcomer Daisy Ridley has been in productions before, but Star Wars is going to be a big change to what she is use to, which must mean Mr Abrams and co. have a good feeling about her. And of course, the return of original stars is very pleasing and exciting!

Personally I think the cast is sounding impressive. We all know Serkis is wonderful and he has a lot of charisma, so he could be either a villain or a goodie and ace it. Boyega will be interesting, his role in Attack The Block was bold, and there are already talks that he is going to be the new lead. It seems a shame there is only one female in the new cast, but already rumours starting that there are more people to be added to this awesome cast list!

So what do you think of the cast? Are you excited?

Star Wars: Episode VII is coming 18th December, 2015!

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