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Meet the Cast of Star Wars VII

Updated on June 24, 2018
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Star Wars Episode VII Cast
Star Wars Episode VII Cast | Source


The saga will continue when Star Wars Episode VII hits theaters on December 18, 2015. The cast includes returning stars and new talent. Learn more about the official cast and then catch up on the rumors surrounding this much anticipated movie.


Star Wars Episode 7 Cast
Star Wars Episode 7 Cast | Source

Returning Cast


Several actors from the original films will reprise their roles in the sequel: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and possibly Kenny Baker.


Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford | Source
Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Harrison Ford as Han Solo | Source




After many years of playing movie heroes, such as Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford will return to the role that first made him known: the scruffy-looking nerf herder himself, Han Solo.

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill | Source
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker | Source

Mark Hamill stayed mostly out of the limelight after his iconic role in the original trilogy, but did act in some minor roles and provided the voice of Joker in Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995). Hamill will return once more in Star Wars VII as an older Luke Skywalker. Perhaps he will play a wise Jedi master who guides a younger generation in the ways of the force.


Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher | Source
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia


Carrie Fisher made some TV show appearances and completed some voice work for Family Guy, but is still most known for her iconic role as Leia Organa. She will continue her role as the independent-spirited princess and love-interest of Han Solo.

Peter Mayhew

Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew | Source
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca | Source




Peter Mayhew will return as the 'big walking carpet' and loyal companion of Han Solo.

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels | Source
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO | Source


Anthony Daniels, who is most known for his role in Star Wars, will once again become the perpetually nervous robot, C-3PO.


Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker | Source
Kenny Baker as R2-D2
Kenny Baker as R2-D2


Kenny Baker, who recently turned 80, will return as the loveable, adventuresome R2-D2 (if his health permits).

New Cast


A few known stars and several unknown actors will hold roles in the Star Wars sequel. Get to know each of them before seeing them on the big screen in 2015.


Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie
Gwendoline Christie | Source
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones | Source



Gwendoline Christie is an English actress who is most known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She will also be Commander Lyme in Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Her over 6 foot height suggests that she might play a villain, such as a follower of Palpatine who is ready to enact her revenge on Skywalker; but it is just as likely that she could be a regal leader of the New Republic.

Adam Driver
Adam Driver | Source
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls | Source

Adam Driver was Al Cody in Inside Lleywn Davis and is currently acting as Adam Sackler in Girls. It is rumored that he will play one of the main villains in Star Wars VII; likely of Sith origin.

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o | Source
Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave
Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave | Source


Lupita is best known by her Oscar-winning role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave. She will provide her voice as Mowgli's wolf mother in The Jungle Book (2015). In Star Wars VII, Lupita may be cast as Lando Calrissian's descendant or a Jedi-in-training.

Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis | Source
Andy Serkis as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films
Andy Serkis as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films | Source

Serkis is most known for his work as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey. He was also Caesar in Rise of The Planet of the Apes. His role in the new Star Wars film is unknown, but it would make sense that he would play some sort of alien through the use of performance capture (as he did in most of his other films).


Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley | Source
Daisy Ridle in Blue Season
Daisy Ridle in Blue Season | Source

Relatively unknown, Daisy Ridley has had minor roles in TV and short films in the UK. Her role in the Star Wars sequel is said to be more prominent. She may play the female lead as Han and Leia's daughter. This means she will most likely star in all three Star Wars films (Episodes VII-IX).



John Boyega
John Boyega | Source
John Boyega as Moses in Attack the Block
John Boyega as Moses in Attack the Block | Source

John Boyega is a UK actor who is most known for his role as Moses in Attack the Block (2011). This is a sci-fi movie about a young gang defending their block from aliens. He might provide his acting chops as a modernized storm trooper who teams up with Daisy Ridley's character to find Luke Skywalker.



Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac | Source
Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis in Inside Llewyn Davis
Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis in Inside Llewyn Davis | Source


Oscar Isaac has been in several movies, including Robin Hood, Sucker Punch, and Inside Llewyn Davis. He will likely star as an important character in the sequel; perhaps as Han Solo's descendant or son.

Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson | Source
Domhnall Glesson in About Time
Domhnall Glesson in About Time | Source

Domhnall Glesson, an Irish actor, has been seen in True Grit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2, and, most recently, in About Time (2013) with Rachel McAdams. He may play the role of a relative of Luke Skywalker's, but not much is known about his apparent role in the upcoming film.


Christina Chong
Christina Chong | Source
Christina Chong as Mariana in 24:  Live Another Day
Christina Chong as Mariana in 24: Live Another Day

Christina Chong, a British actress, recently starred as Mariana in 24: Live Another Day. Previously, she was in an episode of Doctor Who (A Good Man Goes to War, 2011) as a soldier named Lorna Bucket. In the new Star Wars movie, Chong will play a minor role, but there are no rumors about who she will be.



Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow as the Renter in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Max von Sydow as the Renter in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | Source

Sydow is a Swedish actor who has acted in many films with various different languages, including Swedish, English, Italian, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish, and French. His role in the Star Wars movie is uncertain, but it is speculated that he will be one of the main villains.




Possible Spoilers

  • Supposedly, the villains will be called the Inquisitors (or just one villain named the Inquistor). They are defenders of the Sith Order.
  • Darth Vader may make an appearance in a flashback. The Inquisitor(s) will be shown serving him in the past.
  • The main villain could be a Sith Inquisitor. He might be a cyborg with glowing red eyes and a red lightsaber.
  • There may be a female villain (Sith).
  • A major plot point could be that Luke's severed hand lands on a planet and is found by some younger characters (Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters?) and this leads them on to search for Luke.


The Cast

Leaks, Rumors, and News

Star Wars Teasers

J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars Episode VII
J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars Episode VII | Source

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars

Star Wars TV Spot

Star Wars:  The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Source
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Star Wars logo | Source

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      NateB11: I'm so glad you could appreciate this! The Star Wars movies are my favorite science fiction movies. Thanks for your comment. :)

      f: Thanks for the information! I didn't know about him before I wrote this article.

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      3 years ago

      Interesting! and good to see Max von Sydow featuring: he seems to go on and on in his career. (His most effective role was probably as Joubert in Three Days of the Condor, 1975.)

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      Nathan Bernardo 3 years ago from California, United States of America

      I'm pretty excited about the new Star Wars movie, I've been a fan since I was a kid; my favorite science fiction story. So this was a real treat to learn about who's returning and who is going to be new to the cast. I'm already speculating who will be who and what will happen in Star Wars VII. Very fun article, looking forward to the movie even more now.

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