PHOTO Original cast returning for Star Wars VII, plus a list of all the new additions

Star Wars Episode 7 cast photo 2014 Harrison Ford Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

After months (or dare I say decades?) of speculation, LucasFilm and Disney have finally made an official announcement revealing all of the major cat members for Star Wars VII, including the return of original cast members Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)! #BLOOPBLOOPBLEEPBLEEPWHIRRRRR

Here are the details on the photo above, tweeted by Disney earlier today:

April 29th, Pinewood Studios, UK – Writer/Director/Producer J.J Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. Copyright and Photo Credit: David James.

β€œWe are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII,” said J.J. Abrams in a statement. β€œIt 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.”

And here is the full announcement from Starwars.com:

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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 in the new film.

Director J.J. 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.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

I don’t want to get my hopes up, but it’s too damn late!!! #NewHope πŸ˜‰

On the down side, this means that none of our reality Star Wars Photoshop concoctions will be a reality:

(Click photos for original posts)
<em>Jersey Shore</em>'s Mark "The Situation" Sorrentino as The Sithuation in Star Wars
^ Jersey Shore‘s Mark “The Situation” Sorrentino as The Sithuation

Teen Mom 2's Leah Calvert as Star Wars' Princess Leia
^ Teen Mom 2‘s Leah Calvert as Princess Leah

Storage Wars' Dave Hester as Darth Vader from Star Wars, or Darth Hester
^ Storage Wars‘ Dave Hester as Darth Hester

And so much for Kimye taking their royal fame to an intergalactic level:

Kim Kardashian as Princess LEia Slave Leia and Kanye West as a Stormtrooper

I suppose for the better it is.


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