Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced!

ANDY SERKISRumors have been flying for almost two years now that veteran Star Wars royalty Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford would be reprising their roles as Luke, Leia, and Han. There have even been several "oops" slips on various late night talk shows where the stars have slipped up and "accidentally" revealed something about the movie's casting that have left fans impatiently waiting for official confirmation.

DAISY RIDLEYNow we can finally rest easy, as Lucasfilm and Disney have announced this week that the Solos and Luke Skywalker will in fact return in the long awaited Star Wars sequel. They will be joined by Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2, who had also returned to their roles back during the filming of the prequel trilogy. John Williams will also return as the composer for Star Wars well-known score.  [Listen on iTunes]

MAX VON SYDOWJoining the cast are John Boyega (Attack of the Block), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Drive, Sucker Punch, Inside Llewyn Davis), Domnhall Gleeson (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2), and new relative newcomer Daisy Ridley. Also on board are two other veterans of beloved nerd movies, Andy Serkis who played Gollum in Lord of the Rings, and Max Von Sydow who played Ming the Merciless in 10980's Flash Gordon.

Now, no one knows who these new cast members' characters will be, but if precedence is set, then Von Sydow is sure to play an awesomely evil villain! One might even go so far as to call him merciless.

Star Wars Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams, and is slated to hit theaters December 18, 2015

 

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