‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Announced: Get to Know the Stars
When Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith premiered, many thought it would be the end of the Star Wars film franchise. However, after Disney bought up the franchise and announced that more movies would be coming out, with the first slated for December 2015, all that was left to wonder was how the films would be approached and who would be in them.
Though it’s still mostly unclear what the plot of the films will be, how complete the destruction of the Empire will be, and who the films will follow, it has been revealed who will be playing some of the main characters. Though the line-up is far from complete, it does include some big names from previous installments in the franchise, as well as some new names who are sure to take key spots in the films. So, here they are:
That’s right, Harrison Ford will be back in at least Episode VII, and with any luck maybe the other two as well. After having gone on to be one of the most successful actors to come out of the original trilogy, Ford’s acting chops aren’t going to be a major concern going into the future Star Wars films. He hasn’t strayed too far from the adventure genre with the Indiana Jones franchise and the more recent Cowboys & Aliens film. And he’s even refamiliarized himself with an important military role in space as Colonel Graff in last year’s Ender’s Game.
It’s difficult to guess at what Ford’s role will entail apart from just being Han Solo. Because the film takes place thirty years after the end of the original trilogy, almost anything could be happening. While some Star Wars storylines involve finishing off remnant forces after the defeat of the empire, that may not be the approach the filmmakers take. While we last saw him as a general for the Rebel Alliance, the defeat of the empire would suggest the end of the Rebels as well.