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Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed. Han, Leah, Luke ALL Return! April 29, 2014

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We have long suspected that the classic Star Wars cast would return for Star Wars Episode VII.

Now know that to be a fact.

Disney today announced that the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker will be back for Episode VII. They will be joined by  John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.

“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,” Director J.J. Abrams said in a statement. “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Oh and they posted a picture to prove it too:

Star Wars Episode VII Cast

Star Wars Episode VII Cast

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Star Wars Episode 7 VII Set for Release in 2015. Lucas Sells to Disney for $4 Billion October 30, 2012

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George Lucas ‘ THE MAKER’ has sold out LucasFilm to Mickey Mouse for $4 Billion.
Not totally shocking that the sale was made to Disney given that Lucasfilm and Disney have had a relationship for nearly two decades.

The price – only $4 billion is a shocker. We have previously written that Star Wars was worth approx $30 billion over its lifespan so the $4billion figure sure seems cheap.

Aside from the ownership change though the bigger news is that

STAR WARS EPISODE VII IS SET FOR RELEASE IN 2015!!!!

That’s right there is life after Anakin Skywalker’s death.

For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”