We are only a little over a year away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and while George Lucas may not give a damn about the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, the rest of the world is in a frenzy for any bit of information they can get. After an absolutely titillating teaser trailer (really, has 88 seconds of footage ever set the internet on fire like this before??), many are waiting with bated breath for more details on the franchise. Well, thanks to a recent communication between TFA director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, fans now have a bit more meat to chew on. Not a lot, of course, considering J.J. Abrams’ obsession with secrecy (*cough* Khan *cough*), but enough to make fans of the series a little happier today. But first, let’s roll that teaser ONE MORE TIME!!!
God, it’s just so beautiful.
Fans of the original Star Wars will find the reveal of the new characters a bit nostalgic, and it has to be the coolest geeky reveal of all time. Let’s get to the names! Here are the names of some of the new characters in the Wars universe!
BB-8 (you know him, you love him, the newest droid to hop a speeder bike to our heart)
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)
Kylo Ren (still secrets even in the reveal, eh, Mr. Abrams?)
Rey (Daisy Ridley)
Finn (John Boyega)
In addition to the new character cards, which are absolutely badass, we also have some other images that you will recognize from the teaser trailer, Topps style!
As I mentioned, it isn’t much to go on but, hey, I’ll take it! Anything else, J.J.?
“I’m only sorry we couldn’t give everyone a stick of gum”
Fair enough. Now, there IS a tiny bit more light that Abrams may have shed on the characters. Or a lot more light. Who knows, really? According to Abrams, the numbers on the cards themselves have some sort of meaning. Here those numbers are for your convenience and obsessive puzzle solving:
#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
I really wanted to break the code before I wrote this up but it looks like the CIA (or Lucasfilm) has nothing to fear from me.
What do you think of the new reveal? Any idea what those numbers could mean?