Stop what you are doing and pay attention! The [Star Wars: Episode VIII](movie:711868) cast has been announced and it's thrown up some really big surprises.
John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow have all been officially confirmed for the space adventure and will be joined by returning stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
It was believed the casting announcement was to be made on May 4th, but social media is abuzz with speculation the news has been released early to plug a potential leak.
The list contains many of the names who've been linked to the movie over the past few months, but the biggest surprise is the casting of Max von Sydow. A Sith Lord perhaps?
We'll bring you more on this story as it develops. In the meantime, let me know your reaction to the casting in the comments below.
Which new face are you most excited about?
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