First Cast Photos Amps Up The Hype For "Star Wars: Episode VII"
The new Star Wars cast is mobilized and ready for action.
Now that the official Star Wars: Episode VII cast has been revealed (thee whole women, the production team have really outdone themselves this time) it’s time for the constant, non-stop barrage of on-set material to commence. Starting with a full cast photo, of course.
It's really happening!
The epic black and white photo was taken during a table read in London. It shows all the castmembers sitting in a circle, with director J.J. Abrams, who's talking to Han Solo/Star Wars actor Harrison Ford in the center.
Other original members in the picture include Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew. The new faces are there as well, all eager and ready to work (who wouldn’t be, it’s Star Wars) - John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson are also included.
There’s an R2D2 just casually chilling in the background because why not. Producers Bryan Burke and Lawrence Kasdan and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy round out the team meeting.
Rare pic of the Star Wars cast pic.twitter.com/Cc9C1FeCcd— Actor Trivia (@ActorTrivia) April 30, 2014
In yesterday’s announcement, JJ Abrams introduced the new cast by saying: "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."