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New and Familiar Faces in 'Star Wars Episode 7' Finally Confirmed

April 30, 2014 (12:20 am) GMT
The movie veterans such as Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will join the newbies such as Andy Serkis and Adam Driver.
New and Familiar Faces in 'Star Wars Episode 7' Finally Confirmed

The cast of "Star Wars Episode 7" is rumor no more. Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. have confirmed on the official "Star Wars" website on Tuesday, April 29 the names of actors that have officially joined the highly-anticipated film from J.J. Abrams.

Starring in the new "Star Wars" film are , , , , , and . Rounding up the cast are the "Star Wars" veterans , , , Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker.

The names of the characters the new faces will play have not been revealed yet but it is presumed that Driver will be the main villain. Meanwhile, the veterans are expected to reprise their roles with Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Daniels as C-3PO and Baker as RD-D2.

"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 and co-writer Abrams said in a statement. "We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Rumors of the cast have been swirling sometime when Fisher, Hamill and Ford were spotted in different occasions in London where "Episode 7" will be filmed. "Star Wars Episode 7" is set 30 years after 1983's "Return of the Jedi". Disney will release the film in December 2015.

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