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Stop Speculating: Here’s the Official Cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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bill-swift - April 30, 2014

We've got some great news for Star Wars fans, and some very bad news for movie bloggers. The cast for Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced on the Star WarsFacebook page. Here's the low down:

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.

Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, and Max von Sydow? I can live with that.

While fans of the franchise will be happy to learn this information, bloggers like myself just lost a major source of "casting speculation" articles. In fact, this announcement has pulled the rug out from underneath the entire movie-blogging industry, and it wouldn't surprise me if more than a few sites don't survive the crash. Luckily Egotastic relies on breasts to keep it afloat, so we should be able to weather the storm.

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