Meet the Cast of Star Wars VII
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.
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.
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 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 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 will return as the 'big walking carpet' and loyal companion of Han Solo.
Anthony Daniels, who is most known for his role in Star Wars, will once again become the perpetually nervous robot, C-3PO.
Kenny Baker, who recently turned 80, will return as the loveable, adventuresome R2-D2 (if his health permits).
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 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 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 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.
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).
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 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 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 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, 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.
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.
- 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.
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