We’ve been neglecting to post a lot of “Star Wars: Episode 7” rumor these days, mostly because, well, they never pan out and it’s getting tedious. That, and every fanboy and their momma’s website can make up a casting rumor for a big movie and cite an anonymous source. Hell, I could do it, except I’m, you know, ethical and shit.
Anyways, here’s the official“Star Wars: Episode 7” casting news that’s finally worth posting. How do I know it’s official? Cause I got the press release and there’s that picture of director J.J. Abrams with the entire cast above. Click on it to enlarge if you’re so inclined.
Here’s the official word from the bird:
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.
“Star Wars: Episode 7,” the first of an all-new trilogy, will return to the galaxy far, far away on December 18, 2015.