Trading cards reveal names of Star Wars characters

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac

Some of the names of the characters set to feature in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' have been revealed.

The names of some of the characters in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' have been revealed in a set of trading cards.

JJ Abrams, the director of the new film, confirmed the names via some old school trading cards given to Entertainment Weekly, revealing John Boyega's on-screen character is called Finn, while Daisy Ridley's character is called Rey.

What's more, Oscar Isaac's character in the new film is known as Poe Dameron, while the droid seen in the recent trailer is known as BB:8.

The trading cards also feature a Sith warrior named Kylo Ren.

The eagerly awaited 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' is set around 30 years after 'Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi' and will feature key members of the original cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

The film is to be released in cinemas on December 18, 2015 and a recent trailer has served to heighten expectations around the movie.

However, George Lucas, the creator of the space opera, recently admitted he hasn't seen the trailer.

The 70-year-old film-maker sold his franchise to Disney in 2012 and revealed has yet to catch up on the newest instalment.

Asked about the trailer, George explained: "I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.


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