We now have names to go with all the faces (and back of hooded heads) we saw in The Force Awakens trailer…
EW has revealed, through some very cool retro-styled collectors cards given to them by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and director JJ Abrams, the names of the characters that everyone is talking about.
The cards (below) resemble the originals that went with the OT movies and the retro feel is great.
The cards are very much based on the trailer as they don’t feature any of the characters NOT seen – Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson or Max von Sydow (although we don’t know who is under the cape, even if we have a character name).
We now know that John Boyega is called Finn, Daisy Ridley is called Rey (although we do think her surname could be important – cough Solo perhaps cough), and Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron and mr Shadow in the forest is called Kylo Ren.
Oh, and the droid is BB-8.
“I’m only sorry we couldn’t give everyone a stick of gum,” Abrams told the magazine…
He also said that the numbering of the cards is important. Any ideas? Any way, here’s the list… let’s hope there will be a full set to collect this time next year…
• #11 — BB-8 on the move
• #53 — Poe Dameron in his X-Wing
• #67 — Kylo Ren ignites his Lightsaber
• #74 — Rey on her Speeder
• #76 — Finn on the run
• #81 — Stormtroopers prepare for battle
• #88 — X-Wings in formation
• #96 — The Millennium Falcon