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Original 'Star Wars' Cast Confirmed To Return For Sequel

Apr 29 2014, 1:52pm CDT | by

The wait is over, and fans can rejoice. Disney has just announced the official cast for the upcoming Star Wars sequel , and it includes Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Mark Hamill , Kenny Baker ,...

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Original 'Star Wars' Cast Confirmed To Return For Sequel

Apr 29 2014, 1:52pm CDT | by

The wait is over, and fans can rejoice. Disney has just announced the official cast for the upcoming Star Wars sequel , and it includes Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Mark Hamill , Kenny Baker , Anthony Daniels , and Peter Mayhew , who will reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Chewbacca. Oh, and of course John Williams will once again create the musical score.

The rest of the cast includes John Boyega , Daisy Ridley , Adam Driver , Oscar Isaac , Andy Serkis , Domhnall Gleeson , and Max von Sydow . Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan — who scripted The Empire Strikes Back , widely hailed as the best of the Star Wars films — with Abrams, the newest sequel picks up many years after the events of Return of Jedi (but of course, it’s still a long time ago…) and introduces a new line of young Jedi facing new threats to the galaxy (which is still far, far away…).

Disney’s announcement included comments from Abrams confirming principal photography begins in early May. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy , Abrams, and Bryan Burk , the sequel releases in 2015 and will be the first of a new trilogy for the Star Wars franchise. In addition to the main continuity sequels, Disney has announced plans for spinoff films, which will apparently include a Han in a (cue bad pun) solo adventure, as well as a stand-alone Boba Fett movie.

Rumors surfaced at /Film last week that Disney has had difficulties developing the Boba Fett film. The problem apparently is the character’s traditional villainous status making it difficult to devise a story in which he plays the protagonist. But that shouldn’t be a hard problem to solve, since an anti-hero bounty hunter set up by even worse villainous characters and having to fight his way out of a trap and go on the run, only to return to deal out a heavy dose of revenge, writes itself as well as this sentence just did.

With the main cast of the original trilogy returning after so many years, it appears that the new films are about to enjoy a reprieve from a lot of the fan skepticism that initially met the announced Disney buyout of LucasFilm and development of the new Star Wars movies. The buzz is that the “big three” — Han, Leia, and Luke — will have supporting roles while the main events focus on the newer cast members, and that at least one of those younger actors portrays a child of Han and Leia. While some fans have hoped the new movies will take inspiration from some of the more popular Star Wars novels, it seems that isn’t going to happen, and instead these will be new stories inspired (to what extent, we can’t know yet) by Lucas’ notes and plans for a third trilogy.

What say you, dear readers and Star Wars fans? Are you excited by the news the original cast is– oh, who am I kidding, of course you’re excited they’re coming back. So, what do you think of the rest of the news today? Sound off in the comments below!

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