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Star Wars: Episode VII Reveals Cast; Nerds Break the Internet

Disney and Lucasfilm announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII on Tuesday morning, sending nerds (including this very writer) into a frenzy, resulting in the movie’s website crashing.

Naturally, geeks everywhere scrambled to get on Twitter and voice their opinions, but first they’d need to read the announcement on the Star Wars website. Ultimately this tweet proved prescient…

…because the website crashed. The URL “http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-7-cast-announced.html” brings you nothing but a blank page.

Luckily there was a press release, so many outlets have the names saved. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow are set to join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker for the seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise, due in theaters December 2015.

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