Grab your inhalers, nerds. The cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" has been announced.

And, yes, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia will be back.

The announcement was posted on StarWars.com, with a picture of the cast sitting in a circle at work.

"The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII," the accompanying text read. "Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film."

This is exciting. Read on.

Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) attempt to fly the Millennium Falcon
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammil), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) attempt to fly the Millennium Falcon through dangerous stretches of Empire territory in the original ``Star Wars. (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

"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."

Did I mention how exciting this is?

J.J. Abrams is directing "Star Wars: Episode VII" and producing it alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burk. It's based on a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on Dec. 18, 2015.

That's it. Start your geek engines.


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