With reports flying about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher being in London, it was only a matter of time before Lucasfilm dropped the announcement about the cast for Episode VII. Though many fans were expecting them to wait until May the 4th, the official reveal hit the web today with a photo from a table read for the new film. Are you ready for the line up? If you had bets going for which rumors were true, get your credits ready!
Here’s who we’ll see in the next Star Wars film:
“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.”
The fact that the original trilogy’s stars are returning isn’t the biggest surprise– Andy Serkis caught me out of nowhere. I hope he plays the villain, and I hope he gets a break from donning a motion capture suit. The choice of actors seems solid, but I’ll admit I’m disappointed that only one other female was added to the main cast. Come on, Star Wars. Catch up with the times.
What’s J.J. Abrams statement about the casting? I’m glad you asked. From the news release: “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.”
How do you feel about the casting choices? Let us know in the comments!