Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Director J.J. Abrams says, “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.”
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Is that a black man in the corner? Goodness! Let’s hope it’s a little more multicultural than just a single guy from a race that isn’t white.
via Boing Boing.
Commenting on the announcement, Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures said, "The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films."
Spider-man’s universe is certainly ripe for exploitation, let’s hope they do as well as the Marvel universe movies did.
via Superhero Hype.
The CGI is strong with this one.
Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.
Hm. I’m hoping she does better than her outting in the F&F films.
via BREAKING: Gal Gadot Cast as Wonder Woman for ‘Batman vs. Superman’ | nerdbastards.com.
The film – which stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Peter Dinklage – hits theaters May 23, 2014.