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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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Reader Feedback - 32 Comments

1

I guess now we know the lightsaber dude is a dude and not a lady.

TheOct8pus on Dec 11, 2014

2

and that he's an actual character and not just some small role - henchmen type character

steve on Dec 12, 2014

3

Darth Maul was a henchman, small role type character, and had a name... ..and it was fumbles... it was always fumbles.

Akirakorn on Dec 12, 2014

4

Funny that they didn't include Rey's last name. Is it Skywalker or Solo?

David Diaz on Dec 11, 2014

5

It's Rey Charles

TheOct8pus on Dec 11, 2014

6

They didn't do it for Finn either

HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 11, 2014

7

Leia cheated on Han with Landdo Calrissian

Danimal on Dec 11, 2014

8

Finn Organa... sounds like a cool "adult movie star" name!

Akirakorn on Dec 12, 2014

9

Fools, it's Mysterio! (Booyaka Booyaka)

Akirakorn on Dec 12, 2014

10

Poe? Is he like a Space Dragon Warrior?

cooper on Dec 11, 2014

11

The BB in BB-8 stands for Beach Ball

HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 11, 2014

12

Nope. Bubble Boy! 500 DOLLA!!

Akirakorn on Dec 12, 2014

13

You want 500 dolla?

mooreworthy on Dec 14, 2014

14

Nice.

Xerxexx on Dec 11, 2014

15

Kylo Ren already sounds badass 😀

Tuomas Lassila on Dec 11, 2014

16

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.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 11, 2014

17

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.

TheOct8pus on Dec 12, 2014

18

$1 on: Darth Raven / Ravenous (Edgar Allen Poe reference)

Akirakorn on Dec 12, 2014

19

Poe is such a cool name. Dig Poe.

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2014

20

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

Patrick on Dec 11, 2014

21

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.

Terry Craig on Dec 11, 2014

22

Ah, can still smell that chalk, pink, rectangle gum. Taste would last about a second, then I'd spit it out.

mooreworthy on Dec 11, 2014

23

You mean the gum that was so hard you could chip a tooth?

TheOct8pus on Dec 12, 2014

24

And cut the roof of your mouth!

mooreworthy on Dec 13, 2014

25

If there is anything that the Teaser trailer shows us is that the Tie - Fighters still cant shoot for shit :o)

LV 426 on Dec 12, 2014

26

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

Tester on Dec 12, 2014

27

Wow. Has someone got the painters in !!!!!!

LV 426 on Jul 16, 2015

28

bad day that day, pls ignore

Tester on Jul 17, 2015

29

Nae badgers loon.

LV 426 on Jul 18, 2015

30

Love it, but who are worse, stormtroopers or the guys from Cobra?

mooreworthy on Dec 13, 2014

31

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.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 12, 2014

32

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.

Swanland on Dec 13, 2014

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