Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Will Be In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

Okay, now the casting for Star Wars: Episode VII has been set—and it includes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo! We cannot wait for Han and Chewbacca to give Adam Driver a heartfelt talk about women.

Here's the press 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 December 18, 2015.

Ford, Hamill and Fisher had been spotted in London, getting fans worked up into rumor overdrive. And here's a photo of the cast!!
Support for LAist comes from

Earlier this month, George Lucas told The Hollywood Reporter that VII will pick up after Return of the Jedi (Episode VI, as it were). So... Ewoks?