Ford, Fisher and Hamill, who were rumored to be returning to
director J.J. Abrams' reboot of the franchise, will be joined by
the series' original stars Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony
Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).
Ford played Han Solo, Fisher played Princess Leia and Hamill was
Luke Skywalker in the original films, but it is not known if
they will reprise their roles or have different characters in
the new film.
Joining the franchise alongside "Lord of the Rings" star Serkis
and "Inside Llewyn Davis" actor Isaac will be Swedish actor Max
Von Sydow, "Girls" star Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and
newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
"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. We start shooting in a couple of
weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud,"
Abrams said in a statement.
Disney purchased "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Lucasfilm in
2012 for $4.05 billion and announced three new films in the
franchise. "Episode VII" is scheduled for release on December
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by Dan Grebler)
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