Some of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters’ names have finally been revealed.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer introduced us to some of the characters that will be in the film, but we’re just now finding out those characters’ names.
In extremely cool fashion, these character names have been released via Topps-like trading cards by J.J. Abrams and Disney. The idea is that they’re throwbacks to the original Star Wars trading cards.
EW had the official debut of the images:
The images reveal the following characters:
• John Boyega is Finn
• Daisey Ridley is Rey
• Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron
• The figure wielding the hilted red lightsaber is Kylo Ren
• The infamous “Ball Droid” is BB-8
In actuality, the reveal of these character names doesn’t exactly give much insight into who they are, but it’s cool nonetheless. There’s still a lot to learn about Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 before the names have any significance. The last names of Finn and Rey aren’t on the cards, and learning those names will likely be far more significant than learning their first names.
Most obviously, we still don’t know who is playing the hilted red lightsaber wielding figure. This figure is probably a sith, but the card doesn’t reveal that either.
There are still a lot of characters to introduce. We still haven’t seen the characters played by Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, though we’ve heard Andy Serkis and one of those actors is probably Kylo Ren (bets are currently on Adam Driver).
Director J.J. Abrams revealed that the number on each card is important. They are as follows:
• #11 — BB-8 on the move
• #53 — Poe Dameron in his X-Wing
• #67 — Kylo Ren ignites his Lightsaber
• #74 — Rey on her Speeder
• #76 — Finn on the run
• #81 — Stormtroopers prepare for battle
• #88 — X-Wings in formation
• #96 — The Millennium Falcon
What do you think of the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ character names?
And what’s up with those numbers?