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Old April 29 2014, 05:44 PM   #76
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Cast announcement!

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."

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.



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Old April 29 2014, 05:58 PM   #77
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Pretty male heavy cast there!
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Old April 29 2014, 05:58 PM   #78
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Ming the merciless. EXCELLENT. And quite a surprise. I do hope he's playing a baddie.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:02 PM   #79
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I'm intrigued by the inclusion of Andy Serkis, myself.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:04 PM   #80
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Great news! And perhaps best of all, Peter Mayhew's back as Chewie. There were some doubts about his participation thanks to his mobility and other health concerns in recent years, so it's good to have the Big Walking Carpet back where he belongs alongside his classic castmates.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:09 PM   #81
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I'm intrigued by the inclusion of Andy Serkis, myself.
New Jar Jar motion capture guy?
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Old April 29 2014, 06:12 PM   #82
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Harrison, Mark and Carrie in the same room with R2 right behind Ford.

It's a good time to be a geek.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:14 PM   #83
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Pretty male heavy cast there!
Exactly my first thought. It was always male-dominated but I'd expected that to be rectified this time. I thought perhaps we'd get the adventures of Luke's daughter. Maybe we will - we don't yet know who Daisy Ridley is playing, after all - but still, a bit disappointing in this day and age.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:16 PM   #84
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I'm just happy John Boyega is in the cast. He was excellent in Attack the Block. It makes me smile that Abrams kept his word about diversifying the cast.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:18 PM   #85
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Harrison, Mark and Carrie in the same room with R2 right behind Ford.

It's a good time to be a geek.
I gotta admit: That picture made me tear up a little. It's like seeing old friends.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:20 PM   #86
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I was eight the last time cast photos with those actors were made public. I'm a 39-year-old fan going on nine.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:27 PM   #87
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Max Von Sydow!
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Old April 29 2014, 06:29 PM   #88
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Harrison Ford actually playing Han Solo again. I just... wow. Never thought I'd see it.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:32 PM   #89
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Now he'll make the Kessel Run in less than 18 parsecs with the Falcon's left turn light blinking the entire time.

But I kid Harrison. It's awesome to see him back.
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I was eight the last time cast photos with those actors were made public. I'm a 39-year-old fan going on nine.
That sounds about right. I'm 40 going on 10.
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