Returning Heroes & New 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Now Revealed
Literally one second after that rumor of Andy Serkis joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, the entire cast of the sci-fi sequel was revealed. The announcement was made by Disney and Lucasfilm today, likely wanting to beat any leaks that would happen after the table read happened today in London. Returning heroes from the original trilogy include Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker. Meanwhile, confirmed new cast members include John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in the two lead roles, with Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver both also on board.
Here's the first official photo of the cast during the table read with director J.J. Abrams via StarWars.com:
In addition, the three brand new cast members that were not previously linked to the project are Andy Serkis (as we reported just moments ago) along with Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) and Max von Sydow (The Seventh Seal, Minority Report). If we had to bet, we're pretty sure von Sydow will be playing another villain along with Driver, but we wouldn't count on them playing Sith Master and Apprentice this time. Abrams added some publicity fluff with the reveal 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."
The only cast member that we haven't really seen anything from is actress Daisy Ridley, but if you want to see more of her talent, check out her acting reel right here. Otherwise, having this full cast announced is just awesome, and I can't even imagine how incredible it must be to sit in that room for a table read for an all-new Star Wars movie with Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2. There might be more cast to be added, but clearly these are the most important and primary lead and supporting roles. But when will we get a title? Stay tuned for many more updates. Happy with this cast?