With rumors flying fast and furious as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill were spotted in London yesterday, Disney/Lucasfilm had to pull the trigger on their Star Wars casting announcement. A photo of the first table read for Episode VII was released along with the full cast list. And the Internet promptly exploded. As it does. Here were some of the best responses
in order of amusement to me in no particular order
#1 - We all know our relationship with Star Wars is like First Love™.
Star Wars is like love cuz I want to believe in it but I've been hurt so many times but I can't stop needing it but I don't know anymore.— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 29, 2014
#2 - Adam Driver is the villain and nothing is more universally reviled than folk music.
And I assume Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver will perform a folk number called "Please, Mr. Palpatine" at some point.— Jessica Johnson (@witchyflickchic) April 29, 2014
#3 - Whoever this was, we will hunt you down. You will pay for playing with our hearts.
WHO WAS SPREADING THAT "LUPITA IS BEING CAST IN STAR WARS" RUMOR i hate you and you've broken my heart— Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) April 29, 2014
#4 - So that's what was missing from the first table read.
#5 - And of course it'd be outrageous to think black women even exist in another galaxy.
Listen, they would have Lando in there, but they have John Boyega. Let's not get crazy and think the galaxy has two black guys at once.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) April 29, 2014
#6 - And you thought these two breaking news stories weren't related. Ha!