|First Official Cast Photo Provided by StarWars.com|
New to the "Star Wars" Universe are actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Returning to the far, far away galaxy will be Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. The newest edition of the "Star Wars" saga will be directed by J.J. Abrams, with a screenplay co-written by him and Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Kathleen Kennedy are producing the film, and John Williams will be returning to compose the score.
Of the new project, Abrams stated, "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 set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015.