Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios recently announced the names for several of the characters featured in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015). On December 11, Lucasfilm went ahead and registered several related applications for several of these characters, including: BB-8, the ball-droid; Kylo Ren, the sith; and Poe Dameron, the X-Wing Fighter pilot.
Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have announced that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’) have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, in theaters on December 18, 2015.
The two join fellow actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, along with the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Via the official StarWars.com website, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced. The news comes just ahead of Star Wars Day (May 4) on which most anticipated the news to be revealed.
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.