After numerous rumors surrounding who would be cast in director J.J. Abrams’ vision of Star Wars, Deadline now reports the actors and actresses that will venture off into a galaxy far, far away. 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.” Joining returning cast members like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow whose notable recent credits include Attack the Block, Inside Lleywn Davis, Lincoln and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Star Wars: Episode VII opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.