Star Wars Episode VII Cast: Revealed!

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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.

They will join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

John Boyega in Star Wars

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

"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 Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams.

It will be released on December 18, 2015 and pick up 30 years after Return of the Jedi.

While the roles these new cast members will take on have not yet been confirmed, talk has been circulating for awhile that Driver will play the movie's main villain. 

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