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New “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” characters have been named!

We can finally put names to faces of the mysterious new characters in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer! After much speculation, characters from the trailer have been named on some vintage looking Star Wars trading cards based off the original cards from 1977 for A New Hope.

Personally, I’m not in love with the names, but as the original names have stuck with us over the years, I think eventually these will be engraved in our heads as well.

Among the names, the new droid BB-8 has a pretty catchy name. I wonder if there’s some meaning behind the name. Maybe it means Basketball 8? Best Bud 8? Maybe it’s even a plug for Best Buy. I just hope BB-8 is as memorable as its other droid buddies.


Each of the cards has a number that Abrams told Entertainment Weekly is significant. We could speculate all day on what the numbers could mean…scene numbers? shot numbers? numbers with no significance and Abrams is lying? Who knows?

What I do know is that it’s a good day for Star Wars news…but honestly, what day isn’t?

Entertainment Weekly has the full story – check it out here!

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