Star Wars Episode VII main characters names are revealed

On November 28th, the world was graced with the first official trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It introduced three new characters to the Star Wars universe played by actors John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley.

Now director/producer J.J. Abrams confirmed the names of these characters by releasing several old school baseball-style trading cards to Entertainment Weekly. The cards seem to be designed in the style of the 70s (when the first film in the franchise was released).


The first trading card reveals the name of John Boyega’s character: Finn. Each card has a sentence written explaining what they are doing. In Finn’s case, he is “On the run!” hinting that he could indeed possibly be a rouge Stormtrooper.


Oscar Isaac‘s character is now known as Poe Dameron, flying his X-Wing ship as pictured on his card.


Daisy Ridley’s speeder driver character will now be known as Rey.

Several other character cards were also released. The football droid is now known as BB-8. The final character card reveals the name of the mysterious Sith Lord, shown to be wielding the controversial new lightsaber designed with a cross-guard: Kylo Ren.


The rest of the new cast (who will likely have character cards of their own soon) includes Andy Serkis (Dawn of the planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 1 and 2) Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and Adam Driver (Hungry Hearts).

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot Productions. It is written by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on December 18th 2015. 

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Sources: Entertainment WeeklyDigital Spy, BBC News

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