Getty ImagesADAM DRIVER: This actor began his ascent to stardom opposite Lena Dunham on "Girls," and has long been speculated to fill a villain role in J.J. Abrams' "Episode VII." He's appeared in other films including "Frances Ha," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Lincoln."
Getty ImagesOSCAR ISAAC: The breakout star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" played Jesus' stepdad, Joseph, in "The Nativity Story" and then Prince John in Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" before dying in "Drive."
Getty ImagesJOHN BOYEGA: This 22-year-old actor made his big-screen debut in the 2011 alien coming-of-age action film "Attack the Block," and will next be seen on Fox in "24: Live Another Day."
Getty ImagesDOMHALL GLEESON: It's "About Time" this Irish "Harry Potter" alum got another major franchise to star in. He'll next be seen opposite Michael Fassbender in the indie comedy "Frank."
IMDB.comDAISY RIDLEY: With only a few small British TV roles under her belt ("Mr. Selfridge," "Silent Witness") and a part in upcoming horror flick "Scrawl," "Star Wars" will likely be the first time the majority of audiences will see her work.
Getty ImagesMAX VON SYDOW: Nominated for two Oscars, this 85-year-old thespian has 151 credits to his name, including "The Exorcist," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," "Pelle the Conqueror" and the original "Judge Dredd," starring Sylvester Stallone.
Getty ImagesANDY SERKIS: This actor-turned-director ("The Jungle Book") is most famous for motion-capture roles including Gollum ("The Lord of the Rings") and alpha ape Caesar in the new "Planet of the Apes" movies.
Getty ImagesCARRIE FISHER: This actress and screenwriter shot to fame as Princess Leia Organa, aka Darth Vader's other long-lost child. She may be reluctant to model that sexy slave bikini that Jabba the Hutt forced her to wear in "Return of the Jedi" again, but let's hope she's still game to pick up a blaster to fight with the Rebel Alliance.
Getty ImagesMARK HAMILL: The young Jedi Padawan that started it all will return as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker's long-lost son, Luke Skywalker. With "Episode VII" taking place 30 years after the Skywalkers joined together to defeat the evil Emperor Palpatine, he should certainly be a Jedi master by now. But will he be training a Jedi apprentice of his own?
Getty ImagesHARRISON FORD: You know this man as smuggler-turned-hero Han Solo, and he'll be back for more adventures in a galaxy far, far away -- even if he's been notoriously cranky about the beloved franchise over the years. Let's hope he's kept the Millennium Falcon in tip-top condition.
Getty ImagesANTHONY DANIELS: The British actor who played shiny protocol droid C-3PO never really stopped playing him, and has appeared in some capacity in virtually every "Star Wars" project ever produced for film, television or video game console.
Getty ImagesKENNY BAKER: The British actor played everyone's favorite robot, R2-D2, in all six "Star Wars" movies, joining Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) as the only other actor to do so.
Getty ImagesPETER MAYHEW: The man who played the roaring wookie Chewbacca stood 7 feet 3 inches tall in the hairy costume that is also the only good thing about the dreaded "Star Wars Holiday Special" that embarrassed George Lucas in 1978.