J.J. Abrams just announced the new cast of Star Wars saying:
"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."
John Boyega (newcomer) Adam Driver (from "Girls")
Daisy Ridley (newcomer) Oscar Isaac (from "Drive")
Max von Sydow (from "The Exorcist") Andy Serkis (Gollum from "LOTR")
Domhnall Gleeson (from "About Time")
The best news is the original cast, after months of speculation, will be returning as well!
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are all on board!
I, for one. am excited about this movie which will begin shooting in May with the release date set for December 18, 2015.
I'm not afraid to admit I'm a bit of a geek...Harry Potter, LOTR, Star Trek and Star Wars...how could you go wrong!!
Just don't mess it up Abrams!!!