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Cast officially announced for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII!

Apr. 29, 2014by: Sean Wist

While most were expecting a grand May-the-4th announcement, Disney and Lucasfilm decided that perhaps we were being treated unfairly, and have revealed the official cast of J.J. Abram's upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII!

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will star alongside the veterans of the original saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the latest entry.

J.J. Abrams also had the following to say:

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

In case you needed a reminder, the screenplay for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is being penned by Lawrence Kasdan (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) & Abrams. John Williams will also return as composer.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CAST RIGHT HERE!

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is currently set to hit theaters December 18, 2015.

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8:13AM on 04/30/2014

Nice armpit stain there, Harrison...

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10:12PM on 04/29/2014

Great!!

But Mark Hamill needs to loose some weight...
But Mark Hamill needs to loose some weight...
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2:34PM on 04/30/2014
Great!!

But you need to learn how to spell LOSE...
Great!!

But you need to learn how to spell LOSE...
3:11PM on 04/30/2014
What do you want? It's been almost 40 years.
What do you want? It's been almost 40 years.
9:09PM on 04/29/2014

SHAAAAWING!!!!

The Lightsaber in my pants just activated!
The Lightsaber in my pants just activated!
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9:05PM on 04/29/2014
Max von Sydow in a Star Wars movie is something that should have happened long ago.
Max von Sydow in a Star Wars movie is something that should have happened long ago.
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6:14PM on 04/29/2014
The most reassuring thing about the above photo: no George Lucas.
The most reassuring thing about the above photo: no George Lucas.
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8:25PM on 04/29/2014
Noooo DOUBT
Noooo DOUBT
3:10PM on 04/30/2014
Oh, I'm sure he'll find a way to shoehorn a C-3PO and R2-D2 cameo in there somewhere.
Oh, I'm sure he'll find a way to shoehorn a C-3PO and R2-D2 cameo in there somewhere.
4:57PM on 04/29/2014
I'm sure this new cast will do a good job. JJ Abrams did good casting the Star Trek movie, so I'm sure this new cast for Star Wars will also be good. Also, it is great that the original cast is returning. I will wait until I see the finished movie to issue criticism.
I'm sure this new cast will do a good job. JJ Abrams did good casting the Star Trek movie, so I'm sure this new cast for Star Wars will also be good. Also, it is great that the original cast is returning. I will wait until I see the finished movie to issue criticism.
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3:40PM on 04/29/2014
Awesome. I had my doubts about this, due to the rumors of last minute script changes. But this is beginning to look like the Star Wars movie I've been waiting for since 1983. I'm excited now.
Awesome. I had my doubts about this, due to the rumors of last minute script changes. But this is beginning to look like the Star Wars movie I've been waiting for since 1983. I'm excited now.
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3:38PM on 04/29/2014
Sure, that's nice.

But what happened to Palpatine as a force ghost bad guy?
Sure, that's nice.

But what happened to Palpatine as a force ghost bad guy?
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3:31PM on 04/29/2014
Sure, that's nice.

But what happened to Palpatine as a force ghost bad guy?
Sure, that's nice.

But what happened to Palpatine as a force ghost bad guy?
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3:12PM on 04/29/2014

heh

Gee, i wonder is Max Von Sydow is playing a villain??
Gee, i wonder is Max Von Sydow is playing a villain??
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2:53PM on 04/29/2014

WOW COOL but....

lets all hate on BILLY DEE WILLIAMS ok???
NO LANDO????? C'MON!!!! Disney sucks, we got robbed... everybody else is coming back, why not Billy Dee??
lets all hate on BILLY DEE WILLIAMS ok???
NO LANDO????? C'MON!!!! Disney sucks, we got robbed... everybody else is coming back, why not Billy Dee??
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2:55PM on 04/29/2014
They've only named the cast for the FIRST of three films. Fingers still crossed!
They've only named the cast for the FIRST of three films. Fingers still crossed!
3:17PM on 04/29/2014
He'll be back in the next one....
The Phantom Menace Strikes Back. ;-)
He'll be back in the next one....
The Phantom Menace Strikes Back. ;-)
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2:38PM on 04/29/2014
I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I'm not overly thrilled about the old cast taking such a prominent roll in the new film. Seems like they are playing it safe. And not drawing from the expanded universe makes it even worse. But I hope for the best.
I'm taking a wait and see attitude. I'm not overly thrilled about the old cast taking such a prominent roll in the new film. Seems like they are playing it safe. And not drawing from the expanded universe makes it even worse. But I hope for the best.
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2:37PM on 04/29/2014
I'm particularly hip to Isaac, Boyega, and MAX VON EFFIN' SYDOW!
I'm particularly hip to Isaac, Boyega, and MAX VON EFFIN' SYDOW!
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2:34PM on 04/29/2014

Serkis! Von Sydow! Isaac! R2-D2!

I'm in!
I'm in!
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2:21PM on 04/29/2014
I just read a rumor from 2 different sites (Jumpkickpunch and Total Film) claiming that Max Von Sydow will be playing old/ghost Obi-Wan. Obviously Alec Guiness can't reprise his role, so that actually makes sense. Although, he's most likely going to play a Senator or Imperial Officer.
I just read a rumor from 2 different sites (Jumpkickpunch and Total Film) claiming that Max Von Sydow will be playing old/ghost Obi-Wan. Obviously Alec Guiness can't reprise his role, so that actually makes sense. Although, he's most likely going to play a Senator or Imperial Officer.
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2:21PM on 04/29/2014

Remember Hayden Christensen

Though most of this is good news, lets not forget how awesome we all thought Hayden was going to be as a young angry Anakin. That being said, I like the looks of this group. Really excited about Andy Serkis and Max Von Sydow
Though most of this is good news, lets not forget how awesome we all thought Hayden was going to be as a young angry Anakin. That being said, I like the looks of this group. Really excited about Andy Serkis and Max Von Sydow
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2:30PM on 04/29/2014
I was never excited about Hayden :-P
I was never excited about Hayden :-P
2:34PM on 04/29/2014
Wait. Who was excited about Hayden Christensen? Sorry, I must've already forgotten.
Wait. Who was excited about Hayden Christensen? Sorry, I must've already forgotten.
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2:07PM on 04/29/2014
It's about f*cking time that Disney announced the cast. The movie was announced in September of 2012, AND it actually started shooting in March in London. Anyway, I'm glad they finally announced the actors, even though none of them are big names (except Ford).
It's about f*cking time that Disney announced the cast. The movie was announced in September of 2012, AND it actually started shooting in March in London. Anyway, I'm glad they finally announced the actors, even though none of them are big names (except Ford).
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4:41PM on 04/29/2014
Say what??? Define "big name."
Say what??? Define "big name."
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2:05PM on 04/29/2014
Serkis as Jar Jar!
Serkis as Jar Jar!
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1:58PM on 04/29/2014

Not a single complaint

I love the diversity of this cast. It not only brings back the trio, but it introduces some up-and-coming familiar faces as well as some award winning performances. Now we just have to speculate who's playing what role for the next year and a half.
I love the diversity of this cast. It not only brings back the trio, but it introduces some up-and-coming familiar faces as well as some award winning performances. Now we just have to speculate who's playing what role for the next year and a half.
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1:55PM on 04/29/2014

Boo Adam Driver, Boo!!

The guy looks like a troll. He also is super annoying and hopefully plays a deaf mute with no face in this.
The guy looks like a troll. He also is super annoying and hopefully plays a deaf mute with no face in this.
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6:55PM on 04/29/2014
Have you ever tried NOT being a whiny bitch?
Have you ever tried NOT being a whiny bitch?
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1:49PM on 04/29/2014
Great casting choices. Oscar Isaac: Interesting choice, I liked him in Sucker Punch (yes I like that movie). Curious to see what Andy Serkis' part is gonna be. Can't wait.
Great casting choices. Oscar Isaac: Interesting choice, I liked him in Sucker Punch (yes I like that movie). Curious to see what Andy Serkis' part is gonna be. Can't wait.
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2:05PM on 04/29/2014
I will wager one-million dollars he is an alien or a droid, with mocap.
I will wager one-million dollars he is an alien or a droid, with mocap.
2:45PM on 04/29/2014
After Sucker Punch, I really hope Isaac is a villain in this.
After Sucker Punch, I really hope Isaac is a villain in this.
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1:47PM on 04/29/2014

Vincent D'Onofrio

is it me or can I see Vincent D'Onofrio sitting on the left of Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca?
is it me or can I see Vincent D'Onofrio sitting on the left of Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca?
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4:41PM on 04/29/2014
Just found out it was Producer Bryan Burk
Just found out it was Producer Bryan Burk
1:47PM on 04/29/2014
Andy Serkis as Yoda perhaps?
Andy Serkis as Yoda perhaps?
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1:45PM on 04/29/2014
Billy Dee Williams :(
Billy Dee Williams :(
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1:41PM on 04/29/2014
Adam Driver is such an amazing actor. He's going to add a lot to the film. Glad to hear the news!
Adam Driver is such an amazing actor. He's going to add a lot to the film. Glad to hear the news!
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1:38PM on 04/29/2014
Wonderful news. Mostly unknowns, good actors, just great. What a great day to be a Star Wars fan.

I know they're completely ejecting all EU, but in my eternally optimistic fanboy heart it would be nice if Ridley was Jaina and Driver was Jacen. Maybe have Gleeson as Ben Skywalker.
Wonderful news. Mostly unknowns, good actors, just great. What a great day to be a Star Wars fan.

I know they're completely ejecting all EU, but in my eternally optimistic fanboy heart it would be nice if Ridley was Jaina and Driver was Jacen. Maybe have Gleeson as Ben Skywalker.
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1:31PM on 04/29/2014
Max is still around? OK, cool. No Billy, shame. Hopefully no stupid comic relief characters being introduced. Let's shoot this fucker!
Max is still around? OK, cool. No Billy, shame. Hopefully no stupid comic relief characters being introduced. Let's shoot this fucker!
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1:29PM on 04/29/2014

Moses from Attack the Block!

Allow it!
Allow it!
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1:26PM on 04/29/2014
Billy Dee Williams is there, they just have to turn the couch pillow around to the cool side.
Billy Dee Williams is there, they just have to turn the couch pillow around to the cool side.
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1:26PM on 04/29/2014
Glad they cast Driver, I like that guy!
Glad they cast Driver, I like that guy!
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1:22PM on 04/29/2014

Ok, lets go around the room

starting with Abrams
Then you have - Ford, new girl Ridley, Fisher, Mayhew, Who are these 2 people?, Gleeson, I'm assuming Von Sydow, Hamill, Serkis, Isaac, Boyega, Driver.

Anyone know the other people? Producers?
starting with Abrams
Then you have - Ford, new girl Ridley, Fisher, Mayhew, Who are these 2 people?, Gleeson, I'm assuming Von Sydow, Hamill, Serkis, Isaac, Boyega, Driver.

Anyone know the other people? Producers?
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3:27PM on 04/29/2014
Of the two people next to Mayhew, I think the woman is Kathleen Kennedy. And the dude Hamill is talking to might be Anthony Daniels, not Von Sydow (who is about 6'7'' or something, so he would be towering over shortass Hamill).
Of the two people next to Mayhew, I think the woman is Kathleen Kennedy. And the dude Hamill is talking to might be Anthony Daniels, not Von Sydow (who is about 6'7'' or something, so he would be towering over shortass Hamill).
4:01PM on 04/29/2014
From today.com: "At Pinewood Studios in Britain, [link] J.J Abrams, top center right, leads cast read-through of "Star Wars Episode VII" 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."
From today.com: "At Pinewood Studios in Britain, [link] J.J Abrams, top center right, leads cast read-through of "Star Wars Episode VII" 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."
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1:20PM on 04/29/2014

FANBOYGASM!!!!

I'm about to leave work and run a few lapse around time square!
I'm about to leave work and run a few lapse around time square!
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1:19PM on 04/29/2014
After a lil googling, I hope when John Boyega speaks I'll actually understand the words coming out his mouth this time
After a lil googling, I hope when John Boyega speaks I'll actually understand the words coming out his mouth this time
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1:19PM on 04/29/2014
That's an awesome cast, but I am disappointed that there is no Billy Dee Williams.
That's an awesome cast, but I am disappointed that there is no Billy Dee Williams.
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8:28PM on 04/29/2014
Give it time . . .
Give it time . . .
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1:19PM on 04/29/2014
This cast is beyond great! So excited!
This cast is beyond great! So excited!
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1:16PM on 04/29/2014
looks like a great cast. Good to see Max von Sydow in the mix
looks like a great cast. Good to see Max von Sydow in the mix
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1:15PM on 04/29/2014

Well...

I guess it's something, but judging by the attached photo, Princess Leia might not have had enough force to keep the refrigerator door closed in the past 30 years.
I guess it's something, but judging by the attached photo, Princess Leia might not have had enough force to keep the refrigerator door closed in the past 30 years.
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3:15PM on 04/30/2014
It's almost been 40 years and she hasn't exactly been acting a lot. Did you expect Princess Leia to stay in top physical shape for this role just in case?
It's almost been 40 years and she hasn't exactly been acting a lot. Did you expect Princess Leia to stay in top physical shape for this role just in case?
1:13PM on 04/29/2014
Well, this cast just sounds excellent. Boyega and Isaac FTW! I hope Isaac is a villain. And of course, stoked to have the alumni back as well :)
Well, this cast just sounds excellent. Boyega and Isaac FTW! I hope Isaac is a villain. And of course, stoked to have the alumni back as well :)
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1:13PM on 04/29/2014
The only newcomer I recognize is Andy Serkis
The only newcomer I recognize is Andy Serkis
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1:12PM on 04/29/2014
What no Billy Dee Williams?!
What no Billy Dee Williams?!
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1:14PM on 04/29/2014
That IS a bummer.
That IS a bummer.
1:19PM on 04/29/2014
Agree.
Agree.
8:30PM on 04/29/2014
I would be shocked if he never appears in this new trilogy.

This casting is only for Ep.VII . . .
I would be shocked if he never appears in this new trilogy.

This casting is only for Ep.VII . . .
1:09PM on 04/29/2014
Of the new cast, i know none do those actors except for Oscar Isaac. And I love it! Super pumped to finally have casting announcements made.
Of the new cast, i know none do those actors except for Oscar Isaac. And I love it! Super pumped to finally have casting announcements made.
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1:08PM on 04/29/2014

Finally

Confirmation
Confirmation
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1:07PM on 04/29/2014

Max Von Sydow.. umm YESSS!!!!

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