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Character Names Finally Revealed for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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December 11, 2014
Source: EW

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was finally released, we got to see plenty of new characters in action, but we still didn't know their names. But finally, Lucasfilm has officially revealed the names of the main characters in Episode VII, and they've done it in a pretty cool way. Today's generation may not remember, but trading cards used to be pretty popular for movies, not just for sports. And so, the names of our main characters have been revealed with Topps trading cards, and they're made with an awesome retro style too. So find out the names of all of our main characters right now. Look below now!

Here's the Topps trading cards introducing the characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (via EW):

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Unfortunately, we don't get any new images of the characters, since these are all just screenshots from the teaser trailer, but it's still nice to finally have this information. So from now on we know that John Boyega is Finn, Daisy Ridley is Rey, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, that new ball droid is called BB-8 and the name of the new villain (who we presume is Adam Driver but can't be sure) is Kylo Ren. Abrams says, "I’m only sorry we couldn’t give everyone a stick of gum.” I'm just sorry that we don't have any more cards now.

In addition, if you want to be super obsessive, you'll see that each card has a number associated with it, and Abrams told EW that the numbers on each card are significant in some way. Our best bet would be the order in which these things happen in the movie, but that's just speculation. Perhaps this is something we won't figure out until we actually see the whole movie. Anyway, we'd like to know the names of the characters being played by Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, but we probably won't learn those until we see what they look like. What do you think of the names?

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  • TheOct8pus
    I guess now we know the lightsaber dude is a dude and not a lady.
    • steve
      and that he's an actual character and not just some small role - henchmen type character
      • Akirakorn
        Darth Maul was a henchman, small role type character, and had a name... ..and it was fumbles... it was always fumbles.
  • David Diaz
    Funny that they didn't include Rey's last name. Is it Skywalker or Solo?
    • TheOct8pus
      It's Rey Charles
    • HarryFiddleSticks
      They didn't do it for Finn either
      • Leia cheated on Han with Landdo Calrissian
      • Akirakorn
        Finn Organa... sounds like a cool "adult movie star" name!
    • Akirakorn
      Fools, it's Mysterio! (Booyaka Booyaka)
  • cooper
    Poe? Is he like a Space Dragon Warrior?
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    The BB in BB-8 stands for Beach Ball
    • Akirakorn
      Nope. Bubble Boy! 500 DOLLA!!
      • mooreworthy
        You want 500 dolla?
  • Xerxexx
    Nice.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Kylo Ren already sounds badass 😀
    • Jon Odishaw
      Yea its too bad its not Darth Badass or something but with the force being dead and the empire defeated there aren't a lot of sith lords with awesome names around.
      • TheOct8pus
        No to get too nerdy, but Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, so it's entirely possible that Kylo Ren will become Darth Badass, or Darth Motherfucker or whatever.
        • Akirakorn
          $1 on: Darth Raven / Ravenous (Edgar Allen Poe reference)
  • DAVIDPD
    Poe is such a cool name. Dig Poe.
  • Patrick
    Wait. Let me get this right: JJ Abrams is teasing some mysterious use of numbers hidden in some sort of fake product?! ZOMGBBQWTF CLOVERFIELD 2
  • Terry Craig
    Cute idea; I remember trading cards and promo merchandise alike for the second trilogy, as well as LotR and Harry Potter, so I don't think stuff like bubblegum trading cards are that old.
  • mooreworthy
    Ah, can still smell that chalk, pink, rectangle gum. Taste would last about a second, then I'd spit it out.
    • TheOct8pus
      You mean the gum that was so hard you could chip a tooth?
      • mooreworthy
        And cut the roof of your mouth!
  • LV 426
    If there is anything that the Teaser trailer shows us is that the Tie - Fighters still cant shoot for shit :o)
    • Tester
      If that kind of thing bothers you, and others, then I strongly suggest you do not watch any of these movies. If however, U can let wonder and coolness creep in, then have fun with these movies
      • LV 426
        Wow. Has someone got the painters in !!!!!!
        • Tester
          bad day that day, pls ignore
          • LV 426
            Nae badgers loon.
    • mooreworthy
      Love it, but who are worse, stormtroopers or the guys from Cobra?
  • These names are just silly. Remind me of Lucas prequels. Not sure if i like that and in general i dig the vibe JJ has going on (From the leaked artwork, it looks incredible) but i really hope he's not playing it completely safe. Tie fighters, Stormtroopers...ok. All seen before and its nice but I hope theres more meat to it all. We'll see.
  • Swanland
    This is not moving the series forward, it's moving it backwards... and not in a good way. I'm not nostalgic for old cheesy memorabilia, I'm nostalgic for the quality of the original stories.

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