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Star Wars VII: the new film

With historical characters and with Disney overseeing, the new actors of the film that starts filming the 7th episode of the Star Wars saga met

Harrison Ford will join the cast of the seventh film in the entry for "The Star Wars" saga Star Wars VII. Disney, which in October 2012 acquired the franchise, just announced the cast of the next installment, directed by JJ Abrams. The original cast has been confirmed and the arrival of new faces.

The Star Wars Episode VII, whose title has not yet been announced, will be released in December 2015 and filming will begin in a couple of weeks. In full pre-production, the cast has gathered in London for reading the script. Disney has used this time to confirm that apart from Ford, return members of the original cast: Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Anthony Daniels (C3P0), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) . As was the case in 1976, the new players are not well known names that are not yet stars: Adam Driver (Girls), John Boyega (Attack the block), Oscar Isaac (Incidentally Llewyn Davis), Domhnall Gleeson (A Matter of Time ) and newcomer Daisy Ridley. They accompany most recognizable names like Andy Serkis (responsible for giving life to CG characters as Gollum or King Kong) and veteran Max von Sydow.

"We are so excited to finally unveil the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both exciting and unreal to see the original cast wanted to meet these new and brilliant performers to bring life back to this world again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks and everyone is putting their best part for fans to be proud, "said JJ Abrams, the filmmaker who also dealt in recent years to relaunch the series in cinema Star Trek and became known as the creator and writer of shows like Alias ​​or Lost.

The script was originally commissioned to Michael Arndt, Head of stories like Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine. But something happened in the process that has made the script finally been signed by Abrams himself and filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan, also responsible for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

What is not confirmed is if the original cast will work in future films or have an end as a tribute in Episode VII and give the baton to the next generation.

traslation: Belén Zapata