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Star Wars: Episode VII Character Names Have Been Revealed!

Dec 11 2014 - 4:36pm

The teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens [1] is a great peek at the upcoming sequel, but there's still so many characters we want to see! Finally, character names have been announced for a handful of the new actors via collectable cards [2] that released to Entertainment Weekly, including Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega. Scroll through to learn who they'll be playing and see all the returning cast members and newbies who will be carrying on the saga.

Source: Getty / Venturelli, John Lamparski, Walter McBride, and Stefania D'Alessandro [3]

Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron

Oscar Isaac, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his breakout role in Inside Llewyn Davis, is playing an X-Wing pilot named Poe Dameron.

John Boyega as Finn

John Boyega is playing Finn [4], who appears in Stormtrooper gear in the trailer.

Daisy Ridley as Rey

Newcomer Daisy Ridley, whose credits include Mr. Selfridge and Silent Witness, is also in the cast as Rey, a speeder driver.

Source: IMDB [5]

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher will return to reprise her role as Princess Leia.

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Original star Harrison Ford [6] will officially be back as Han Solo.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

The original Star Wars hero, Luke Skywalker, aka Mark Hamill, is in as well.

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Anthony Daniels, seen here posing with R2-D2, will reprise the voice role of C-3PO.

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew will reprise his role of Chewbacca.

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Kenny Baker, the original R2-D2, will again play the robot.

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis, best known for playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, was one of the last people to join the cast.

Domhnall Gleeson

About Time's Domhnall Gleeson has joined the cast.

Adam Driver

Girls star Adam Driver will play a villain!

Max von Sydow

Two-time Oscar nominee Max von Sydow has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

Gwendoline Christie

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie joined the cast in an unknown role.

Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in an unknown role; after the announcement, the actress tweeted [7], "I can finally say it out loud and proud: I'm going to a galaxy far far away!"

Warwick Davis

Davis confirmed his participation in the sequel with this funny video [8]. This isn't Davis's first outing in a Star Wars film (he played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, for one), but his role hasn't been confirmed yet.

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