Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Star Wars Episode 7 Casting Announced at Last !

Wow, what a day, after all these unbelievable news from SDL and TDR LucasFilm has finally announced the highly awaited casting for Star Wars Episode 7, and with this great picture above of all the cast! So, who will play in it?

Here we go: 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."

So, who is who on this great picture above showing all the cast at Pinewood studios? The picture below will help you to identify them.

I don't need to introduce the actors from the first trilogies but If you're unfamiliar with the other names, you might remember John Boyega from 24: Live Another Day, Adam Driver from Girls, Oscar Isaac from Inside Llewelyn Davis, Domhnall Gleeson from About Time and various Harry Potters. And Andy Serkis, of course, played the CGI Gollum in Lord of the Rings. 

Below, clockwise from upper left: John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver

And of course there is the great Max Von Sydow, a fantastic actor who played in legendary Ingmar Bergman movies as well as the exorcist in Willian Friedkin's The Exorcist.

Also, according to The Hollywood Reporter, director J.J. Abrams "has another substantial role to fill — and it's a female part. No further details are known. That might be good news for a vocal segment of Star Wars fans that have bemoaned the lack female roles in the six previous films as well as the just-announced new cast. In Tuesday’s big announcement, newcomer Daisy Ridley is the only woman among the new actors joining the franchise."

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.

Picture: copyright LucasFilm

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