Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII.  The film takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will be released Dec. 18, 2015.

The Star Wars website announced the new cast members today and Domhnall will be starring alongside John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, and Max von Sydow and the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. 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.  We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Since they announced the cast already, we wonder what they’ll announce on (unofficial) Star Wars Day.  May the Fourth be with you! 😉

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