The official casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII is probably the biggest movie news of the year. When the original cast was revealed back in 1975, It wasn’t such a big deal then it was black and white and without internet to scream about. But now it’s a different story, It will be the most anticipated and the biggest movie to hit the cinemas in modern times.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences dove into their archives and found many of those original Star Wars casting announcements and posted them online. They also included a couple of articles talking about the success of the film including an ad Steven Spielberg took out in Variety to congratulate George Lucas.