Llewyn Davis and Bill Weasley… in space

If you’ve been close to an internet connection or TV screen this morning, you already know that the cast for the as-yet-untitled Episode VII of Star Wars has -at last- been announced.

After much speculation, there’s no Lupita Nyong’o, Zac Efron or Benedict Cumberbatch to be found on the list, but a few other up-and-coming thespians.

If you know me or have been following this blog for a while, you know I’m not a fan of the franchise, but no matter: I’ll probably be at the cinema on December 18th, 2015, because of the presence of two of my favorite actors as of late.

I’ll watch anything that features both Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive, Sucker Punch) and Domnhall Gleeson (About Time, Harry Potter, Dredd, Anna Karenina).

I’m also looking forward to seeing Andy Serkis (LOTR, The Prestige, Rise of the Planet of the Apes; met him at Comic-Con), Adam Driver (great in TV’s Girls) and Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Seventh Seal).

John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Daisy Ridley are also part of this new adventure, and they’re joined by Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker from the original films.

Check out this photo of the cast at a script reading, shared today by the official Star Wars site, and click on it for the full info regarding the announcement.



So, what do you think of these casting news? Any name in particular that you’re excited to see with a lightsaber? Tell me in the comments.