The cast for the next Star Wars film was announced Tuesday on the movie’s website, including several relative unknowns like John Boyega, up-and-coming stars like Oscar Isaac and old favorites like Harrison Ford.
The new cast includes: John Boyega (24: Live Another Day), Daisy Ridley (Blue Season), Adam Driver (HBO’s Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (the Harry Potter movies) and Max von Sydow (Minority Report).
They will join some of the original cast from episodes IV, V and VI: Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).
Abrams and co. have not yet said who among the new cast is playing whom yet, according to Entertainment Weekly, but it’s probably safe to assume that the original cast members will be reprising their old roles.
Director J.J. Abrams said in a statement, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. 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.”
The movie will open on Dec. 18, 2015.