Star Wars Episode VII: Miami's Oscar Isaac Cast Alongside Old Favorites

Not very long ago in a city very close to our hearts, a Guatemalan-born actor was cast in the upcoming seventh episode of Star Wars.

We don't yet know what role is in store for Oscar Isaac, previously known for supporting characters in Drive and the 2010 remake of Robin Hood. We don't even have a clue whether he'll be Sith, Jedi, alien being, or mere human rebel. All we know is the 305 will have serious representation in a galaxy far, far away.

The series reboot, directed by Lost executive producer J. J. Abram's, continues where 1983's Return of the Jedi leaves off.

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What's even more exciting is that Isaac will star alongside most of the franchise's most memorable and beloved characters.

See also: Oscars 2014: Miami Actor Oscar Isaac Snubbed For an Academy Award

Serious fans will be even more pleased with the return of the beloved characters Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, to be played by original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. Anthony Daniels will also reprise his role as original paranoid android C-3P0, Peter Mayhew will once again growl as Chewbacca, and Kenny Baker will again wordlessly own the screen as R2D2.

With all that to look forward to, we're thinking this will help heal the still-smarting wounds of episodes 1 through 3.

"We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII," quotes Abrams on the official Star Wars website. "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 now in production and scheduled for worldwide release December 18, 2015.

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