J.J. Abrams has shared new details regarding the forthcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. The names of the five characters featured in the film’s first teaser trailer were revealed via a series of playing cards featured in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.
John Boyega will play Finn
Daisy Ridley will play Rey
Oscar Isaac will play X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron
Kylo Ren is the name of the Sith lord wielding the *controversial* lightsaber
This droid is named BB-8
Here are even more playing cards. Collect them all!
The seventh entry in the Star Wars film franchise and the beginning of the third trilogy, The Force Awakens is directed by Abrams and set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015. Along with Boyega, Ridley, and Isaac, the cast includes Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films. John Williams is helming the score.
Below, watch the film’s trailer.