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Lucasfilm has revealed some Star Wars Episode VII character names

12.11.2014

J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy were not content to let us go through the final weeks of 2014 without another STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS treat and have unveiled a series of photos from the trailer for the film exclusively to Entertainment Weekly. Normally, screenshots wouldn't be a big deal, but these are designed in a very cool way to look like the old trading cards released during the Original Trilogy.

In addition to the cool card format, we now have some names to go with the characters glimpsed in the teaser trailer. We now know the rolling droid unit is called BB-8, Daisy Ridley's character is names Rey, Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron, John Boyega is Finn, and the shrouded Sith seen with the lightsaber in the woods is Kylo Ren. What do any of these names mean? I have no idea. But, we may be in for more cards like this in the future. The cards are numbered ranging from low digits up to 96. This could just be a fun nod to the card format or maybe there are more on the way.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS is going to be teasing us for the next 372 days and if they keep coming as cool as this reveal, I look forward to every single one. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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11:56AM on 12/12/2014
A robot called Beebee? You don't say.
A robot called Beebee? You don't say.
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3:49AM on 12/12/2014
Poe Dameron sounds in german a bit like "Po Dämmerung" which would translate to Butt Dawn.
Poe Dameron sounds in german a bit like "Po Dämmerung" which would translate to Butt Dawn.
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10:35PM on 12/11/2014
What is so intriguing about the upcoming is it's the "next generation", a "passing of the torch". I'm still hoping "Rey" is a Solo. And Finn is son of Lando (maybe trained by Luke) and not a decendant of Mace Windu. The new Sith I'm still not necessarily thinking about (aside from internet speculation...some more obvious than others), but as of now I just can't get into these names and hope it's a bit of misdirection from J.J. Say what you will about him, but he does a decent job of keeping
What is so intriguing about the upcoming is it's the "next generation", a "passing of the torch". I'm still hoping "Rey" is a Solo. And Finn is son of Lando (maybe trained by Luke) and not a decendant of Mace Windu. The new Sith I'm still not necessarily thinking about (aside from internet speculation...some more obvious than others), but as of now I just can't get into these names and hope it's a bit of misdirection from J.J. Say what you will about him, but he does a decent job of keeping people guessing. And personally, I really enjoyed the new Star Treks yet still feel the original Wrath of Khan is still a timeless masterpiece (just gave the soundtrack a listen on the road the other day) and wish STID wasn't so much of a cop out, different take, blah blah, I still love the camraderie and style of them and hope the Ep. 7 has that as well with a flair of the originals...end rant.

P.S. Can't wait for Mad Max!
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9:07PM on 12/11/2014
I want these in physical form.
I want these in physical form.
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7:27PM on 12/11/2014
Please, PLEASE let her last name be Gun...
Please, PLEASE let her last name be Gun...
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9:44PM on 12/11/2014
I would also accept Zur or Dar as a last name.
I would also accept Zur or Dar as a last name.
7:12PM on 12/11/2014
If that's Finn, where's Jake?
If that's Finn, where's Jake?
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5:58PM on 12/11/2014

Names are only so so

I realize a fictional name isn't classic until it's, you know, classic, but I'm not crazy about these. I wonder how they were settled upon.
I realize a fictional name isn't classic until it's, you know, classic, but I'm not crazy about these. I wonder how they were settled upon.
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5:50PM on 12/11/2014
Which actor will be playing John Harrison?!??!
Which actor will be playing John Harrison?!??!
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7:28PM on 12/11/2014
with Carrie Fisher as "Jane Doe"!
with Carrie Fisher as "Jane Doe"!
5:49PM on 12/11/2014

i think its pretty obvious

that kylo ren is luke skywalker, because given lukes history with losing his right hand, who else would use a modified lightsaber with a hand guard??
that kylo ren is luke skywalker, because given lukes history with losing his right hand, who else would use a modified lightsaber with a hand guard??
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7:52PM on 12/11/2014
Nah. I don't think so.
Nah. I don't think so.
5:18PM on 12/11/2014
They can call them "Characters 1, 2 and 3" for all I care. I just want this movie to come out already!
They can call them "Characters 1, 2 and 3" for all I care. I just want this movie to come out already!
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4:57PM on 12/11/2014
BB-8 has a clever ring to it but Poe Dameron?
BB-8 has a clever ring to it but Poe Dameron?
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6:18PM on 12/11/2014
It's a fat panda, lol
It's a fat panda, lol
4:36PM on 12/11/2014
I think we can assume that Kylo Ren is not played by Gwendoline Christie because they say it ignited "HIS" lightsaber. It's probably Adam Drivers Character.
I think we can assume that Kylo Ren is not played by Gwendoline Christie because they say it ignited "HIS" lightsaber. It's probably Adam Drivers Character.
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4:55PM on 12/11/2014
They've shown set footage of Driver in an rebel x-wing uniform, I thinking Driver could be Han and Leia's son?
They've shown set footage of Driver in an rebel x-wing uniform, I thinking Driver could be Han and Leia's son?
5:00PM on 12/11/2014
luke and han wore stormtrooper outfits...does that mean they are stormtroopers? you know characters go through something called character development.
luke and han wore stormtrooper outfits...does that mean they are stormtroopers? you know characters go through something called character development.
5:05PM on 12/11/2014
Get right outta town! Tell me more about this character development!! Though your comparison is more a plot device than character development, eh? It's not like they discovered their love for each other in the storm trooper suits, eh? I'm speculating, however, Kylo is Andy Serkis....
Get right outta town! Tell me more about this character development!! Though your comparison is more a plot device than character development, eh? It's not like they discovered their love for each other in the storm trooper suits, eh? I'm speculating, however, Kylo is Andy Serkis....
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