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Star Wars Episode VII cast announced!

In what is probably the most significant piece of intel on the new Star Wars film since new broke that there would be one, today, the cast have been officially confirmed by Lucasarts today with an exclusive photograph to go along with the announcment.

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.”

The first Star Wars film since 2005, Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

It was only the other day we got this image of Mark Hamill, training in London for what was believed to be Star Wars.

Now that it’s confirmed and the film is moving forward at a significant pace now, there is no doubt a great deal of anticipation for the new film. I for one think Hamill looks pretty damn good. Much better than he has done, which gives me hope that at least he won’t be phoning the role in.

Expect much more coverage on this and Star Wars Episode VII in the coming days, weeks, months and year as it comes, but for now, what do you think of this cast? Are we in for something special for Star Wars? Comment below.

Source: ComingSoon (along with everyone and their Gran)