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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Include Kylo, Ren, and BB-8

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J.J. Abrams, et al., have revealed some of the names for a few key characters in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (He also confirmed that yes, those are X-wing fighters in the trailer.) Abrams tells EW, via mocked-up trading cards, a few of the characters we’ll be getting to know:

Photo: LucasFilm Ltd.
Photo: LucasFilm Ltd.

  • John Boyega’s character, whom we see in the trailer in a Storm Trooper uniform sans helmet, is named Finn — no last name divulged.
  • That beepy soccer-ball rolling droid is called BB-8.
  • Oscar Isaac’s X-wing pilot character is named Poe Dameron.
  • Daisy Ridley’s character, who we see scooting around on her speeder, is named Rey — also no last name revealed. Could she be Rey Skywalker-Solo? Perhaps! Or maybe Han and Leia blended their last names and her name is Rey Skysolo or Rey Solowalker. Or maybe she is just some lady.
  • The guy in the woods with the controversial crossguard red lightsaber is named Kylo Ren.

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Only 372 more days, friends.

J.J. Abrams Announces a Few Star Wars Names