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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Character Names Revealed

On December 11, Lucasfilm revealed the names of the new characters to debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that were glimpsed in the teaser dropped Thanksgiving weekend. In an exclusive reveal to Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm unveiled the names of the characters played by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Ridley as well as the Sith and droid characters that appeared in the teaser.

The names were revealed in the style of old-school Topps trading cards, viewable in a slideshow on EW‘s website. Ridley’s landspeeder pilot — widely rumored to be the daughter of Han Solo & Princess Leia — is named Rey. Boyega’s character, who sports Stormtrooper armor, is named Finn; Issac’s X-Wing pilot is named Poe Dameron. The Sith, whose actor is still unrevealed, is named Kylo Ren; the new droid’s name is BB-8.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Author:Tom Speelman

A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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2 Comments on “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Character Names Revealed”

  1. 12/12/2014 at 10:25 AM #

    Reblogged this on tomtificate and commented:
    Nifty ain’t it? Also how has no one made a Cameron Crowe joke with Poe Dameron yet?

  2. lank81
    12/12/2014 at 1:25 PM #

    Reblogged this on The Geek/Gaming Life.

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