Star Wars Episode VII is still more than a year away, but we're already receiving updates about the "stand-alone" films that will follow, but will not serve as official sequels to the forthcoming movie.

Still with us? To clarify: JJ Abrams will direct Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX, but Disney and Lucasfilms also plan to release a series of films that take place in a galaxy far, far away but are not related to the new trilogy.

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The official cast for Star Wars: Episode VII has finally been announced.

Along with a photo of the actors and actresses sitting around at a script reading (below), the official Star Wars website has revealed that John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow will come on board the wildly anticipated blockbuster.