by Justin Cook
When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released online, it left Star Wars fans with many questions, but perhaps the most speculation came with trying to figure out who the characters in the trailer were.
Although we still don’t entirely have an answer, J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm have released Star Wars: Episode VII Topps trading cards over at Entertainment Weekly, which say the names of all the characters we saw in that trailer.
The list goes as follows:
John Boyega’s Stormtrooper: Finn (#76)
Daisy Ridley: Rey (#74)
Oscar Issac’s X-Wing Pilot: Poe Dameron (#53)
Sith Warrior: Kylo Ren (#67)
The “ball droid”: BB-8 (#11)
A total of eight cards were released on the site. The other cards include such shots from the trailer as the Stormtroopers getting ready for battle (#81), the Millennium Falcon (#96) and the X-Wings in formation (#88).
The cards are very similar to the Topps trading cards that were released to coincide with the original trilogy films, when they came out in 1977, 1980 and 1983.
The cards all also had a number on them, which according to Abrams were not just randomly put on each card. They are definitely there for a reason.
Also take notice to how both John Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters don’t have a last name as of now. We can assume that their last names will probably hold some sort of significance in the Star Wars universe.
There are obviously several more actors in the film whose character names are yet to be revealed, including Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o.
Of course we are familiar with the character names of such returning cast members as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a little over a year away, hitting theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source: Entertainment Weekly (exclusive)