We can now officially add a few more high profile names to the ever-growing amazing cast list of Star Wars: Episode VII. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow are now on board, along with a few names everyone knows: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Although none of the new cast mates have been linked to any actual characters yet, it’s safe to say that Adam Driver will be playing a villain, as has long been guessed. Other than that, your guess is as good as ours for the rest of the newbies. The announcement was made today by Disney (who now owns Lucasfilm) on the official Star Wars website.
You’ll recognize Isaac from the Coen Brother’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Boyega was in Attack the Block, Gleeson was in a couple of the Harry Potter films, Serkis was in Lord of the Rings, and Ridley is a bit of an unknown–so she must be really happy right now. We’re not even sure about this gal’s age, but there could be another Natalie Portman in the works here.
And don’t forget that the movie is expected to hit theaters December 18, 2015–which leaves some time for more developments to maybe leak out, if anybody cares about that kind of thing.