The main cast for the newest instalment of the Star Wars saga, Episode VII, has been announced by Disney.
Newcomers to the Galaxy, who are starring in so far unknown roles, include Andy Serkis (known for his part as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes), John Boyega (from Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (from the BBC’s Silent Witness), Adam Driver (who was in 2013’s Lincoln), Oscar Isaac (of Inside Llewyn Davis and The Bourne Legacy), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in Harry Potter series) and – finally – Swedish actor Max von Sydow (who had notable roles in both Minority Report and Awakenings).
The new film, which received some criticism from fans earlier this week as it was announced that Episode VII will follow a separate continuity to that of the established Expanded Universe, begins shooting in a couple of weeks. The screenplay, which was written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, is being kept tightly under wraps.
Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theatres on December next year.