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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ goes back to the future with original stars

The Walt Disney Company has announced the casting of the next episode of Star Wars. Making a return to the series are Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (as Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (as Han Solo), Peter Mayhew (as Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (as R2-D2). Legendary composer John Williams is also returning to the score the new film, which opens in December 2015.