The Cast

April 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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The initial cast for Star Wars Episode VII has been revealed. We all knew Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher would be returning to play Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (because George Lucas spilled the beans on that last year) but the the icing on the cake is knowing Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2) are all returning for their iconic roles. All that said, there is great deal of interest in the new-to-Star Wars cast members: John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow. So who are these people?

Well John Boyega is a relatively unknown actor, Daisy Ridley even more so. Adam Driver is somewhat known for his role as Adam Sackler in HBO’s tv show Girls. Oscar Isaac has done a few films, and I recognize him best as Prince John in the Russell Crowe Robin Hood movie. Domhnall Gleeson has done a lot of small roles including Bill Weasley, Ron Weasley’s eldest brother in the Harry Potter films. Then there’s Andy Serkis who everyone will know as Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

Last, but not least, is Max von Sydow who has done more films than all the rest combined. He’s played Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told, Father Merrin in The Exorcist, Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon, King Osric in Conan the Barbarian, Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Never Say Never Again, Doctor Kynes in Dune, Sigmund Freud in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and Chief Justice Fargo in Judge Dredd. Not too mention roles in Minority Report, Rush Hour 3, Shutter Island, The Seventh Seal, and also a role in the aforementioned Robin Hood. Plus Skyrim gamers may recognize him as the voice of Esbern, the chronicler of the Blades.

There will certainly be a lot more news in the weeks and months to come, but for now, movie fans have some tantalizing speculation to play with.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced

April 29, 2014 at 11:14 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has revealed the cast for Star Wars Episode VII.

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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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.

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Paperback Release for ‘Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde’

April 29, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Michael A. Stackpole’s Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde is out today in paperback. This marks his first entry in the World of Warcraft franchise. Don’t let the panda on the cover fool you, this is a book worth checking out.

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