The casting for Star Wars Episode VII has been revealed today.
After months of rumours and speculation, it was confirmed that original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker would be returning to the series. They will be joined by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.
Director JJ. Abrams released a statement with the announcement saying, “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 has a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with John Williams returning as the composer. The film is expected to open worldwide on 18th December 2015.