Star Wars: Episode VII Cast

Star Wars.com has released a still and description of the main actors in addition actresses set to star in the next chapter in the galaxy far far away:

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.

J.J. Abrams also had this to say:

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.

Emperor Ming/King Osric/Father Merrin being in the movie is just pure awesomeness. A powerful speaker with his perfomance as Osric The Usurper from Conan The Barbarian which also goes for the voice of Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones in the role of Thulsa Doom. Sadow will more then likely play the head or member of The New Republic as opposed to a Jedi or even more cooler a Sith Lord.

Serkis is an actor despite the characters he’s played were digital (Golem/King Kong/Ceaser) with some physical acts (Smeagol/Lumpy). Isaac played a scumbag in Sucker Punch so probably a bounty hunter. I’ve only seen Gleeson in Dredd where he portrayed the kid who that got his eyes ripped out by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and replaced with cybnetics. Maybe he’s the young protagonist like Luke Skywalker in the original series so theres that coming-of-age aspect. I’ve heard good things about Boyega’s acting in Attack the Block not the Americanized version. Driver was rumored to play Nightwing in WB’s Batfleck vehicle/pre-Justice League film which thankfully didn’t happen.

However, there’s still a black cloud hovering over with this project since Abrams phoned in the last Star Trek “film”. YouTube user, Bandit Incoperated gave his thoughts on what the story for this new triliogy ought to be that blew my mind: