Ok. I’m stupidly excited. It’s ridiculous after the massive disappointment of episode 1 after years of waiting and anticipation. And it’s all happening again. But….Han Solo. Luke Skywalker. And Princess frikkin Leia are back!
So. J J and Disney. Please don’t mess it up!
From the press release.
“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.”
Gollum’s in Star Wars! Awesome. I hope Andy is going to be a proper human character, because he would make an awesome nasty imperial pier of work. But there’s a strong likelihood he will be a CGI character.
Max Von Sydow – awesome! There is so many possibilities in the Star Wars universe for his acting skills. Whoever he will play will most likely steal the show.