Character Names Revealed For “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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Today received and exclusive reveal of some of the new characters that were seen in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer. J.J. Abrams, the film’s co-writer and director, and Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, decided to reveal the identities of some of their new characters exclusively to EW—and they did it in a retro fashion that should bring a smile to anyone familiar with the phrase “Collect ‘Em, Trade ‘Em.” EW was presented with a mocked up version of the original Topps Star Wars trading cards that debuted in 1977.

Here are the cards revealed in card number order, which according to J. J. Abrams, the numbering of these cards bears significance:

Card #11: “BB-8 on the move!” 


Card #53: Poe Dameron in his X-Wing”


Card #67: Kylo Ren ignites his Lightsaber!”


Card #74: “Rey on her speeder”


Card #76: Finn on the run!”


Card #81: “Stormtroopers prepare for battle!”


Card #88: “X-Wings in formation!”


Card #96: “The Millennium Falcon”


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Wow these are some stupid names. I know it’s Star Wars but these are just so bad

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As long as no one is named Jar Jar, I’m OK with whatever names they come up with. But yeah, those names don’t ring like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker.


They sound like classic Star Wars names to me in the tradition of Boba Fett, Asaaj Ventura, Jabba the Hutt, Obi Wan Kenobi… etc. I don’t see the problem.