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STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 (2015): Official Cast Members Announced

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Star Wars Episode 7 Cast and Image Revealed. The official cast members and first cast image for Star Wars: Episode VII (2015) have been released for the J. J. Abrams directed film. Many of the speculated cast members are now official along with some surprises as well.

The official press release for the cast of Star Wars: Episode 7:

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.

The official Star Wars: Episode VII cast, read-through picture:

Star Wars Episode 7 Cast

Star Wars Episode 7 Cast

On the image:

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.

On Star Wars: Episode VII:

Star Wars Episode VII is an upcoming American epic space opera film and the seventh film in the Star Wars film series. Filming began in April 2014, and will move to Pinewood Studios in England in the following month, with a scheduled release date of December 18, 2015. It forms the first part of the planned third trilogy of Star Wars films, following chronologically in the series 35 years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It will be the first Star Wars film produced since Disney acquired ownership of Lucasfilm.

J. J. Abrams is attached to direct the film based on a screenplay written by himself and Lawrence Kasdan, who acted as co-writer on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Originally, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt was attached to pen the screenplay after writing a 40-50 page treatment. Arndt has since dropped out of the production, although it remains unknown whether he will be credited. Producers include Kathleen Kennedy and Abrams’ long-time collaborator Bryan Burk. Star Wars creator George Lucas will act as creative consultant on Episode VII (and other new Star Wars films). It appears likely that cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will reprise their roles from Episodes IV, V, and VI along with a cast of younger unknown actors and actresses playing the lead roles.

It has been announced today that Star Wars: Episode VII (2015) will be set thirty years after the events that concluded Return of the Jedi. The J. J. Abrams film will also feature familiar characters and new ones as well.

Leave your thoughts on the official cast for Star Wars: Episode VII and their first read-through photograph below in the comments section. For more Star Wars: Episode VII photos, videos, and information, visit our Star Wars Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, or “like” us on Facebook. Star Wars: Episode 7 will be released in US theaters through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 15, 2015.

Source: Slashfilm

 

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