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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced
Yahoo Movies ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt McDaniel

Posted on 04/29/2014 10:24:04 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend

Luke. Leia. Han. Chewie. Artoo. Threepio. All present and accounted for as StarWars.com unveiled the official cast of "Star War: Episode VII" Tuesday.

Here's the full 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 Dec. 18, 2015.

While original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford had dropped hints that they would be reprising their roles for the new chapter, which takes place around 35 years after "Return of the Jedi," nothing was confirmed until today. The trio will be joined by longtime castmates Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca).

New additions include Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, who recently appeared together in the Coen brothers' 2013 folk music drama "Inside Llewyn Davis." Also onboard: Andy Serkis (best known as Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Domhnall Gleeson ("About Time",) and the legendary Max von Sydow ("The Exorcist"). Fresh faces John Boyega ("Attack the Block") and Daisy Ridley (who has appeared in just a handful of BBC dramas) round out the cast.


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Don't know most of these actors, hope they don't ruin it!
1 posted on 04/29/2014 10:24:04 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Princess L better loose some weight so she is not confused with Jabba the Hut!


2 posted on 04/29/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

isn’t there already a 7?


3 posted on 04/29/2014 10:27:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

They should have a scene where they finally kill off those two annoying robots....

They were too damned annoying in the prequals...


4 posted on 04/29/2014 10:28:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Revolting cat!
Amazing! Apparently they are going to use audio samples of Frank Nelson for the newest irritating Star Wars character...


5 posted on 04/29/2014 10:28:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I heard that Abrams wanted to replace John Williams as the composer, but Williams put his foot down. At least there will be some decent music to listen to.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 10:30:15 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: notsofastmyfriend

The last good Star Wars movie was Return of the Jedi. I tried to watch some of the other string-one, but could never get through them without falling asleep.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 10:30:19 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Don't know most of these actors, hope they don't ruin it!

Lucas did that in 1977, about a minute after the movie started..................

8 posted on 04/29/2014 10:30:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: GraceG

Whoa...

Carrie Fischer looks like Nancy Pelosi in this picture!!!
http://static1.purepeople.com/articles/4/29/34/4/@/200618-carrie-fisher-637x0-3.jpg

Not sure when it was taken, but she gained a lot of weight, and then probably LOST a lot of weight rapidly to appear in this film.

Looks drawn, and ... worn down.

But definite Pelosification going on there...


9 posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Max von Sydow? Where's they dig him up?

I had to visit IMDB to make sure he wasn't just being digitally recreated for his scenes...

10 posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


11 posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:26 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Sorry for the threadjack, but for parents of kids growing up way too fast, the movie About Time referenced late in the article (starring Domhnall Gleeson) is fantastic.
12 posted on 04/29/2014 10:31:28 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

That is in keeping with the first SW — a bunch of unknowns (Harrison Ford really only had American Graffiti).

These people will soon be richer than the dreams of avarice.

Even Eps 1-3, as much as they were “hated” by SW purists made billions.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

This movie is going to have a banal story, poor dialog, and amazing 3d special affects. You’ll see space debris and green lasers flying all across the screen. You’ll leave the theater after 2 hours and wonder where all the creative storytellers went.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:10 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

A Star Wars movie without Darth Vader is like a Pink Panther movie without Inspector Clouseau.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Took my grandmother to the theater to see Return of the Jedi.

She loved the speedbike chase scene through the trees on Endor. She talked about that for days afterwards, was amazed at real it seemed.

She was 80 when she saw that. Was like a little kid seeing a movie for the first time. A very fond memory of mine.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:45 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I would say empire strikes back.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:48 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend; NFHale; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
Is this satire?

She better not wear that gold looking slave outfit again. Too much white stuff up the nose.

GAAAG AHHHH


18 posted on 04/29/2014 10:33:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: notsofastmyfriend
I have a feeling the movie will concentrate on the new cast and the “old timers” will only appear for continuity and to pass the baton to the new generation, ala Spock (Leonard Nimoy’s version) in the Star Trek reboot.
19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:34:38 AM PDT by apillar
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To: sickoflibs

See my post at #9 - I think that one is a more recent pic of her.

Looks like Pelosi; she lost a lot of weight.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:04 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48; Revolting cat!
...will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill... in the new film.

Welcome to my nightmare...

Maybe they can get Keith Richards to play Han Solo's father.

21 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: notsofastmyfriend
jar jar binks photo: Jar Jar Binks thumbsup.jpg

And Jar Jar returns as a laughable but lovable Jedi Grandmaster...

22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:33 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: lefty-lie-spy
The last good Star Wars movie was Return of the Jedi.

i agree! while my friends and classmates went to the beach on Senior Cut Day, i went to see Return of the Jedi... May 1983 :)

23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

And if SHE does wear that gold bikini again, if she’s overwweight, it will PROVE once and for all that Jabba the Hut DID IN FACT have his way with her... and that a Jabba Injection did in fact occur.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

It’s hard to imagine worse movies than the last 3.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Snickering Hound

Could not stand that character...

A Rastafarian dumbass nightmare.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

i think she looks pretty good here for her age... and especially for her past lifestyle...


27 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Snickering Hound
And Jar Jar returns as a laughable but lovable Jedi Grandmaster...

That's Jedi Grandmaster Flash to you.

28 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: latina4dubya

LOL, I skipped my last day of High School to see Star Wars on the opening night.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NFHale

They must have the same plastic surgeon!


30 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:39 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Princess L better loose some weight so she is not confused with Jabba the Hut!

Note to self: issue buy order on caftan market.

31 posted on 04/29/2014 10:39:06 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: NFHale
RE :”Looks like Pelosi; she lost a lot of weight.”

yo-yo diets with weight changes is very stressful to body especially over 50.

There is a reason why old actors don't revive old roles from past decades, common sense.

Harrison Ford looked stupid in his last Raiders film.

The Beatles quit while their music was still great and once Lennon was gone it couldn't be ruined.

32 posted on 04/29/2014 10:39:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: NFHale

33 posted on 04/29/2014 10:40:14 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Please don’t put her in a slave girl outfit!!!


34 posted on 04/29/2014 10:40:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: left that other site

Kind of eerie, ain’t it...

Same Moonbat glaze to the eyes too...


35 posted on 04/29/2014 10:41:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: demshateGod

Sounds like it will be like Episode 4. :P


36 posted on 04/29/2014 10:41:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: demshateGod
You’ll leave the theater after 2 hours and wonder where all the creative storytellers went.
I wondered the exact same thing over 25 years ago. Haven't been to a theater since.
37 posted on 04/29/2014 10:41:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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RE :”And if SHE does wear that gold bikini again, if she’s overwweight...”

Alternatively if she lost all that fat it would still look gross(showing any skin) , if you ever seen that before.

38 posted on 04/29/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: a fool in paradise
Brewmeister Smith
39 posted on 04/29/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT by FXRP
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To: sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Bender2; fieldmarshaldj

I was just thinking this very morning “I haven’t heard any news about the new Star Wars movie in a long time, maybe it was all a hoax.”

I was gonna google it but forgot.

Will Carrie be playing Leia, or Donut the Hutt?


40 posted on 04/29/2014 10:42:49 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: sickoflibs

Sort of like Sean Connery trying to play James Bond right now.

But... then again, it IS Sean Connery... and he defined cool! He MIGHT be the ONLY guy who pull it off.

Seriously though, he’s an all-around great actor.

He was great in “Red October” and “The Rock”.


41 posted on 04/29/2014 10:43:10 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
was amazed at real it seemed.

30 - 40 years later, the original 1970's /1980's Special effects are still impressive and still look real.

Ironically however, ~15 years later the 1990's / 2000s "Special Edition" add on effects look cheesy and dated.

42 posted on 04/29/2014 10:43:43 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

What? No Ben Affleck?


43 posted on 04/29/2014 10:43:51 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: NFHale

Indeed. Scary.


44 posted on 04/29/2014 10:44:29 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

What?!?!?! No Jar Jar Binks? Forget it.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FXRP
Bob and Doug return in Star Wars 7?!!!!


46 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
Maybe they can get Keith Richards to play Han Solo's father.
More like great-grandfather.
47 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NFHale

Yikes!

Starved, then botoxed and carved. That is going to take a LOT of Bondo to patch that rust.


48 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: NFHale

She could be like Mon Mothma....

The strain of ruling the New Republic could have taken it’s toll on Leila, not to mention the scandal of her having once been a member of Jabba the Hut Harem would do to her re-election cmpaign...


49 posted on 04/29/2014 10:46:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lefty-lie-spy

The last good Star Wars movie was Spaceballs.


50 posted on 04/29/2014 10:46:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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