Wednesday, 30 April 2014

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VII


As much as I appreciate some of the Star Wars films, the hype around the franchise and the incessancy with which George Lucas allows it to be milked for financial gain somewhat soils my already-lukewarm reception to them. The recent prequels boasted strong, starry casts, though they're not returning for the JJ Abrams-helmed Episode VII, as yet not subtitled. Instead, as rumoured, the leading cast from the original '70s-'80s films will. So that's Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. New cast members include Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Attack the Block's John Boyega and almost-total newcomer Daisy Ridley. Expect those who aren't already big names to become them pretty swiftly next Christmas.