When the first “Star Wars” movie came out in 1977, we still thought of the future as a time when we would enjoy flying cars, and space travel via hyperdrive.
No one even imagined anything like the Web, much like social media.
And even when the first two prequel movies were made, there was no Facebook. And when “Revenge of the Sith” was released in 2005, there was no Twitter.
So it was interesting to see the cast of the new, long-anticipated, Episode VII announced via Facebook:
The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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