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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