Apr 292014
 

We’ve finally got some firm news about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII cast. After many months of constant speculation and wish lists by die-hard fans, J.J. Abrams has confirmed the cast for the new film. It seems that we’ll have a blend of both the old and the new. Returning are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The new Star Wars members are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Star Wars: Episode VII cast
I’m glad to see the old cast coming back (it would be incredible for there to be a Wedge cameo!). It’s hard to believe that it’s been 31 years since the original trilogy ended with Return of the Jedi. I do hope that J.J. Abrams can turn the Star Wars franchise around after the disappointing prequels. Star Wars was the defining cultural force of my youth and I’ve saddened to see it wither in the last few decades. One hope of mine is that they ease off the Jedi stuff. While I thought Jedis were cool, they weren’t the end all of Star Wars. However, in the last twenty years, practically everything related to Star Wars has seemed to revolve around Jedis and I’m sick of it.

Star Wars Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams and the screenplay is by him and Lawrence Kasdan (a good sign!), with John Williams as the composer. 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.”

  2 Responses to “Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed”

  1. Me be Han Solo sidekick not Chew-tobbaca! Me shuffle aound and look good! Me lumpy back so beautiful! Me big star now!

    No kill I!

  2. Me be Han Solo sidekick not Chew-tobbaca! Me shuffle aound and look good! Me lumpy back so beautiful! Me big star now!

    No kill I!

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