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Faces & Names: Skywalker OK with new ‘Star Wars’ cast

“Star Wars” fans concerned about the new cast J.J. Abrams announced on Tuesday can breathe a little easier, because Luke Skywalker himself thinks they’re all “superb.”

Mark Hamill took to Twitter late Wednesday night to praise newcomers Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.

“I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they’re good,” Hamill wrote. “The saga is in superb hands. “

The returning talent includes Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, plus Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).

The sequel to George Lucas’ first two trilogies will take place 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”

Driver will play the film’s villain, while Isaac and Boyega will play heroes.

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