The mystery box for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” is finally open, and we know who we will see in a galaxy far, far away in December, 2015.
The first photo of the cast appeared on StarWars.com.
The “Star Wars: Episode VII” cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
“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,” Abrams said in statement. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
The announcement comes hours after a story linking Oscar Isaac to the “Episode VII” went online. That story also mentioned Driver and Boyega, who had been in contention for months before the official announcement.
The casting of Daisy Ridley is main inconsistency with the earlier reports. The “Mr. Selfridge” actress hadn’t appeared in previous casting stories.
Missing from the photo is Maisie Richardson-Sellers, the Oxford-trained actress, who was named as a contender, possibly for the role one of Obi-wan Kenobi’s descendants.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.
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