Since Lucasfilm unveiled the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' last week as they commenced with the first table read -- how do we put this bluntly? -- we've pretty much been taking anything we can get from the film. While Sunday's Star Wars Day was in full swing (and May the 4th still be with you always), Lucasfilm unveiled our first look at Peter Mayhew back in costume as Chewbacca.
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We've got even more 'Star Wars' goodies for you! Director J.J. Abrams is getting in on the action today with a very special "video selfie" with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, wishing fans a happy 'Star Wars' day from the set of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in London, and he seems to be teasing some additional casting.
The ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ cast was announced this week, and the line-up contains exciting names like Adam Driver, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and the legendary Max Von Sydow, further cementing (or in some cases, finally rousing) our interest in J.J. Abrams’ new installment. But, there was something curious among the list of newcomers -- there was only one female on the roster: Daisy Ridley. Out of the seven names announced, only one was female, which doesn’t bode well for gender equality in a galaxy that should be far, far away from such seemingly petty concepts.
Just the other day, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast was announced with one surprising name we hadn't heard rumored: mo-cap specialist Andy Serkis. The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Lord of the Rings' actor will presumably be playing a new CGI 'Star Wars' character in the film, but before he starts on 'Episode 7' he'll be working on the other biggest movie of 2015: 'The Avengers 2'.
Yesterday, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast was announced, revealed alongside a group photo of the assembled team at the first table read in London. At the time, we only had a Facebook-sized photo, which made it somewhat difficult to parse who's who. Now, we've gotten our hands on a big, hi-res version and we've added some annotations so you clearly see who was in attendance.
It's happened: they've officially announced the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' We knew that original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher would be returning to the roles that made their careers, but it's the new cast members that have us really excited. It's going to be nice to see Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa reunited on the big screen, but it's going to be truly exciting to see what characters director J.J. Abrams will create from scratch.
The new cast members are a fantastic combo of established character actors, on-the-rise stars, living legends and complete unknowns. But, just in case you aren't familiar with them we've assembled a basic primer. Here's what you need to know about each of the new additions to the 'Star Wars' universe!
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.
With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' scheduled to start shooting in less than three weeks, we're pretty much guaranteed to know who will be cast in the film shortly, and all evidence suggests an announcement will be made some time on or around May 4, 'Star Wars' Day. But even with shooting right around the corner, the latest rumors add 'Inside Llewyn Davis' star Oscar Isaac into the mix and suggest that Harrison Ford has a huge role in the film.
Listen, we all know 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will bring back Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. It has yet to be confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, but it's perhaps the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. But, if you need some additional confirmation ahead of the official 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast announcement (rumored to be taking place on May 4), we do have word that all three of the original cast members were spotted in London this weekend as filming is set to begin.