|Cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII, Source: Starwars.com. Copyright and Photo Credit: David James.|
All right, so we know Carrie Fisher is Princess Leia, Harrison Ford is Han Solo, Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker, Peter Mayhew is Chewbacca, and Anthony Daniels is C-3PO. But who are the new faces? Well, no official word, but here's the rumors. Daisy Ridley is rumored to be one of the two lead roles in the trilogy, possibly the daughter of Han Solo and Leia. One report claims she's the daughter of Obi-Wan, but unless he was getting freaky in the deserts of Tatooine, I'm not sure how that happened. Andy Serkis is best known for his motion capture work in King Kong and The Lord of the Rings, so he'll most likely play an all-CGI character like Jar Jar Binks' great-grandson. Just kidding. John Boyega is rumored to be one of the two lead characters who will carry the new trilogy. Adam Driver is rumored to be the villain, possibly a Sith Lord. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine.
Some people have criticized the lack of women and minorities, but (for once) I don't have a problem with it. I mean, the entire cast can't be just this handful of people. They can cast smaller roles with women and POC and round it out.
To me, the most exciting thing is the fact that they're doing the readthrough. That means the script is done. Shooting is scheduled to start in a couple weeks, according to the press release. Part of me wants to get excited, and the other part is saying, "Remember last time." Oh, Star Wars, you've hurt me so many times, but I keep coming back for more.
But regardless...THIS IS HAPPENING, PEOPLE.
Are you excited about the new movie? What characters would you like to see in the new trilogy?
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