Character Names Finally Revealed for '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):
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?