Irish star Gleeson joins Star Wars cast for new chapter

Months of speculation over the new Star Wars movie have come to an end, as the cast for the latest chapter was finally announced!

And rising Irish star Domhnall Gleeson will be joining familiar faces from the original trilogy for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Other Star Wars newcomers including John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac will join original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the movie.

The force is strong in this amazing line-up!

Director JJ Abrams said: “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.”

He added: “We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

The new movie, which is due to begin filming in the UK next month, is set to be released in December of next year.