Star Wars fans have long been waiting for the complete list of cast members for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set to be released in 2015.
Rumors have been floating around for months on who the cast members will be. After much speculation, the cast has finally been revealed.
The official announcement was made on the Star Wars website. A black and white picture showed all the cast members sitting in a circle, together with Abrams, during a read-through of the script at the Pinewood Studios.
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The picture was accompanied by a message from Abrams saying that they are excited to share the cast of the movie. He is also excited about the fact that “original cast and these brilliant new performers” are coming together for the film. Abrams also mentioned that they will start shooting in a few weeks.
For several months, there have been rumors about the actors who will be participating in the film. Among them were Star Wars veterans Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Peter Mayhew. Based on the news, veterans Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels will also be in the film.
Other cast members included in the film are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Max von Sydow, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac. Individual roles for the actors have not yet been announced, but fans are hoping to hear more details on May 4, which is celebrated as “Star Wars Day.”
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Isaac was the latest actor to join the cast. He is a Guatemalan-born actor and singer who starred in Inside Llewyn Davis by the Coen brothers. There are still no reports as to what role he will play, but he's rumored to have one of the major parts in the film.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be shown in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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