When it was announced that Disney had bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise and were bringing us a brand new trilogy, it suddenly became the most talked about topic around the world, with fans wanting to know what they could expect from the movie. Would we see any of the original Star Wars cast returning, which stars would be joining the franchise. The world was buzzing.
Well, we now know a lot about the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and many of the new cast members have opened up about their decision to join the franchise. Actor John Boyega plays one of the lead roles in the new film and John has admitted that, while some might have been scared to get involved, following the disastrous prequels, he was well up for the challenge.
Boyega explained, "I am all about opportunity. I'm all about story. When J.J. signed on as director I was very much interested to come and read for him. It was just a matter of whether or not I could do the job, and apparently I could. For me, it's just all about making sure that this is a really cool film. That [Finn] the best character I can make him."
He then went on to add, in his recent interview, "In terms of it being a failure for some actors and all that stuff, it's been a long time since the last Star Wars movie came out. I haven't been scared with the risks and all that stuff. As an actor I wanted to do a great, great piece. As a fan as well."
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is set to hit the big screen on December 17 in the UK and on December 18 in the US.