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Star Citizen features Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Hamill

Squadron 42

Wing Commander had Mark Hamill. Tachyon: The Fringe had Bruce Campbell. Privateer 2: The Darkening had Clive Owen and John Hurt. What I'm saying is that space games and famous actors go together like chocolate and my fat mouth. Star Citizen is the latest—and Cloud Imperium has pulled out all the stops thanks to all that money people keep funnelling into its game.

It's just been announced at CitizenCon that the ambitious space sim thingy stars Gary Oldman. Yep, Gary Oldman from Batman, The Fifth Element, and other films. BUT WAIT it also stars Gillian Anderson off them X-Files, acting alongside Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, John Rhys Davies, Andy Serkis, and more people who aren't quite as famous. Here's the image that announces the impressive cast list:

Star Citizen cast list

And here's an in-game screen of Gary Oldman playing Admiral Bishop. He looks more like Jeff Bridges than himself here, which is weird.

Star Citizen Admiral Bishop

Oldman and co. are are the stars of Squadron 42, Star Citizen's single-player component, and there'll doubtless be more details about the game flying out of CitizenCon this weekend.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.