Star Wars: Episode VII cast revealed

Original stars of the saga return.
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After months of speculation, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been revealed.

Announced via StarWars.com, it was confirmed that the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, will be returning.

Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will also be reprising their iconic roles as C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2.

They will be joined by Attack the Block's John Boyega, Girls' Adam Driver, Inside Llewyn Davis' Oscar Isaac, newcomer Daisy Ridley, About Time's Domhnall Gleeson and Gollum himself, Andy Serkis.

Max von Sydow, the veteran actor of films including The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Hannah and Her Sisters, is also on board.

"We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII," said Director J.J. Abrams.

"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 film opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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