Star Wars: Episode VII cast announced, bringing back original stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

The cast includes the return of original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker along with newcomers to the series, actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

A group photo has been released:

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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

“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,” said director J.J. Abrams. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

The list of returning actors means Episode VII will include Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca, and R2-D2.

Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Harrison Ford
Anthony Daniels
Peter Mayhew
Kenny Baker
John Boyega (Becoming Human)
Daisy Ridley
Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings)
Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Max von Sydow (The Exorcist)

Photos via IMDb.

Star Wars: Episode VII opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

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