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Meet the New Star Wars Cast

Meet the New Star Wars Cast

Originally posted 04/30/2014 06:00PM

There's a new clan heading to a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Max von Sydow will join original trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII. Peter Mayhew is also returning as Chewbacca and Kenny Baker is back as R2-D2 for the film, slated for release on Dec. 18, 2015.

While descriptions of each character were not revealed, get to know the new faces of Episode VII:

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