STAR WARS EPISODE VII Cast Officially Announced!

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Cast Officially Announced!

After months of rumors and speculation, J.J. Abrams has finally revealed the main cast members of his new Star Wars movie. Joining the returning stars of the original trilogy are some names we've heard, and some -- such as Andy Serkis -- we haven't! Click on for the announcement in full.

We weren't actually expecting anything official regarding this until May 4th, but I guess the slew of rumors yesterday coupled with the fact that it would have been next to impossible for them to keep the names hidden after today's table read prompted Disney/Lucasfilm to step things up a bit. Anyway, without further delay, here are the main cast members for J.J. Abrams' 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."

Well, that is an impressive cast indeed. We knew (pretty much) that Ford, Hamill, Mayhew, Baker and Fisher would be back; and the likes of Driver, Boyega, Ridley and just recently Isaac were strongly rumored...but Sekis, Gleeson and the legendary Max von Sydow are very welcome surprises. Now all we have to do is speculate as to who they'll all be playing! What do you guys think?
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Starfox - 4/29/2014, 9:49 AM
at last
Reasonnnn - 4/29/2014, 9:49 AM
Oscar Isaac [frick] yeah
DonBeastly - 4/29/2014, 9:49 AM
Comedian03 - 4/29/2014, 9:49 AM
That's a pretty damn impressive cast. Nicely done JJ.
BlackIceJoe - 4/29/2014, 9:50 AM
The cast sounds teat.
ksommer - 4/29/2014, 9:50 AM
BlackIceJoe - 4/29/2014, 9:50 AM
SuperiorMrGod - 4/29/2014, 9:50 AM
Dotanuki - 4/29/2014, 9:51 AM
It begins!
themidnightking - 4/29/2014, 9:51 AM
Awesome! I can't wait!
Hellsing - 4/29/2014, 9:52 AM
Max von Sydow in a Star Wars movie no [frick]ing way! My minds been blown, no joke.
AlexanderLykins - 4/29/2014, 9:52 AM
I want these to be good, but sadly I think there is only one way for these movies to go.
ALegendaryPanda - 4/29/2014, 9:52 AM
BlackIceJoe - 4/29/2014, 9:52 AM
I am saddened that Billy Dee Williams will not return.
BoneSawIsReady - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
Still... the secrecy of this film will be unbelievable
Hellsing - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
Andy Serkis [frick]! don't give shit about rest of the cast but the fact that Serkis and Sydow are in this movie is just mind boggling.
DefcoN - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
To be honest, I had to google most of them.
TimL - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
No Zac Efron? Thought there was "iron in the fire". What's with that cucumber actor Benedict Cumberbatch?
Mrcool210 - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
haven't heard of most of them....but then i read andy serkis. [frick] YEAH!!
whoa123 - 4/29/2014, 9:53 AM
Andy Serkis! F*CK YEA!
Nick56 - 4/29/2014, 9:54 AM
Whaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!! SO excited, great cast
AlexanderLykins - 4/29/2014, 9:54 AM
No kidding. I will admit that him being cast is pretty cool. I wonder if he'll have a substantial role?
YeezusWept - 4/29/2014, 9:54 AM
Where the [frick] is Lando!?
McNyagano - 4/29/2014, 9:54 AM
Have never watched Star Wars so....
BoneSawIsReady - 4/29/2014, 9:54 AM
R2 in that crate is hilarious. This movie will open with him.
DrDoom - 4/29/2014, 9:55 AM

LEEE777 - 4/29/2014, 9:55 AM
As long as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are back I'm easy on the rest! :P

Good crew though, cannot wait! :Thumbs

Isra - 4/29/2014, 9:55 AM
This is amazing... really amazing.
JatevinM - 4/29/2014, 9:55 AM
Thats a pretty impressive [frick]ing cast.
ALegendaryPanda - 4/29/2014, 9:56 AM
CameronGray - 4/29/2014, 9:56 AM
Not bad at all, great to see all the original cast returning, must be super exciting to revisit their characters, hope the typecasting of hamiil and fisher don't affect this cast
ComicFan523 - 4/29/2014, 9:57 AM
Didn't expect this today, hope its a good movie. Glad to see most of the original cast is back. Where's Billy Dee Williams?
maninfinesuit - 4/29/2014, 9:58 AM
Hey, Domhnall Gleeson. He's that kid from About Time. Great [frick]ing movie.
McNyagano - 4/29/2014, 9:58 AM

LOL I only watched one of the prequels when I was very very young. Haven't watched the original trilogy yet:/
Effusion - 4/29/2014, 9:58 AM
Fantastic Casting!
Mrcool210 - 4/29/2014, 9:58 AM
So this is John Boyega? and he's the lead?

Sure as hell doesn't look like they are going to pull the lukes or leias kids angle for this movie.
TheOneAboveAll - 4/29/2014, 9:59 AM
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.
SuperCat - 4/29/2014, 10:00 AM
LOl. I really do give a f*ck. Just wanted to this.

AlexanderLykins - 4/29/2014, 10:00 AM
Sumitsjc - 4/29/2014, 10:00 AM
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