Ford, Fisher, Hamill cast of ‘Star Wars 7’

Ford, Fisher, Hamill cast of ‘Star Wars 7’

LOS ANGELES - Agence France-Presse
Ford, Fisher, Hamill cast of ‘Star Wars 7’

(L to R) Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill pose together.

Harrison Ford will lead returning and rising stars, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis and Oscar Isaac, for the anticipated new “Star Wars: Episode VII” film, Walt Disney Co and Lucasfilm said on April 29.

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.

Disney purchased “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm in 2012. “Episode VII” is scheduled for release on Dec. 18, 2015.