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WATCH: New video and images reveal characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

May 4th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Galactic travelers, smugglers, and other assorted riffraff fill the main hall of pirate Maz Kanata’s castle

Vanity Fair has shared a few new images and a video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and they are a lovelt reveal of character and behind the scenes stuff.

The images confirm that Gwendoline Christie is in fact Captain Phasma, the very cool Silver trooper and Adam Driver is playing the three-bladed saber weilding Kylo Ren and that Lupita Nyong’o’s motion capture character is called Maz Kanata.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou, the J.J. Abrams-directed film will debut in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Watch the video below for a cool behind the scenes of the movie and scroll down for the images including Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma



 Lupita Nyong’o performing motion capture for CGI pirate character Maz Kanata


Oscar Isaac as ace Resistance pilot Poe Dameron



J. J. Abrams directs Daisy Ridley as the heroine Rey, who pilots her speeder through a marketplace on the planet Jakku



Adam Driver as First Order commander Kylo Ren, who wields the infamous three-pronged lightsaber




Composer John Williams, producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan


Gwendoline Christie plays the First Order chrome trooper Captain Phasma

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….