Episode 7 Figures…uh, Cast Announced!

Breaking News from Starwars.com:

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “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.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer

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These are the faces or maybe in some cases the voices of the action figures we’ll be lining up to buy in a year and a half!  The excitement at seeing the entire Original Trilogy Cast returning is a bit overwhelming right now.  It appears to have overwhelmed Starwars.com as well as their page crashed shortly after posting.  Its a very exciting time to be a collector and a fan so sit back, join the speculation and enjoy the ride as this is the beginning of not one new film or trilogy but a whole new generation of Star Wars adventures and collectibles!

May the Figures be with you!