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Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names unveiled

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Director JJ Abrams has unveiled the names of characters played by John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

JJ Abrams confirmed the names via some old school trading cards, in a humorous nod to when the films were first released in the 1970s.

John Boyega’s card showed his character to be called Finn, with Daisy Ridley’s named Rey and Oscar Isaac’s known as Poe Dameron.

The football-like droid, seen in the recent trailer, was revealed as BB:8.

The trading cards, which were revealed to Entertainment Weekly, also feature a Sith warrior named Kylo Ren.Star Wars The Force Awakens character names

The seventh installment of the sci-fi saga is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which reunites original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, is scheduled to be released in cinemas on December 18, 2015.

Two more films are planned as part of the latest Star Wars chapter.

The original Star Wars trilogy, released between 1977 and 1983, was envisioned by director George Lucas as the central chunk of a nine-movie cycle.

Disney is behind the forthcoming trilogy in the franchise following a deal which saw them buy Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion.

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