As December 18 approaches, some are asking, “Who are the Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters?” Never fear, all the character information you need to know before you head out to the theater in two months is right here.
In a related report, the Inquisitr shared the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, presented during the Monday Night Football telecast. New and old characters came together to give the film a throwback feel of the massively popular Star Wars original trilogy, which introduced fans to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and the most famous Jedi, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
Director J.J. Abrams, as did creator George Lucas, carefully selected the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters that would bring to life this next trilogy for a new generation of fans. Let’s take a look at the who’s who list.
REY (DAISY RIDLEY)
FINN (JOHN BOYEGA)
POE DAMERON (OSCAR ISAAC)
KYLO REN (ADAM DRIVER)
CAPTAIN PHASMA (GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE)
Another one of the villains, Captain Phasma is one of the most ruthless leaders in The First Order and is in charge of the new Stormtroopers who are fighting The Resistance. Not much is known about Christie’s character other than she’s a tough woman in armor and she wants to get Finn back. Some rumors also describe the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character as a Jedi hunter.
GENERAL HUX (DOMHNALL GLEESON)
Another one of the mysterious new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters, General Hux is still shrouded in a veil of secrecy and we don’t know much about him. Fans met Hux briefly in the first full-length trailer and we think he is in charge of the ominous Starkiller base. He could work behind the scenes to make life miserable for The Resistance, much like Emperor Palpatine did in the original trilogy.
HAN SOLO (HARRISON FORD)
One of the original Star Wars characters, Han Solo, is back after 30 years and fans are super excited to see him. The biggest ovation during the presentation of the first full-length trailer at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim was heard when Harrison Ford appeared on-screen saying, “Chewie, we’re back.” As we have gotten more information and new footage, we have seen Han Solo interacting with Rey and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) in Jakku. This has fueled the rumors that Rey is his daughter. In the final trailer we also saw him with his love, Leia, in a tender moment that suggests some tragedy befalls the couple.
LEIA ORGANA (CARRIE FISHER)
LUKE SKYWALKER (MARK HAMILL)
Aside from the main Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters, we will see fan favorites like R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), C3PO (Anthony Daniels), and maybe even Darth Vader himself. The final The Force Awakens trailer hinted yet again that the villain is back in some shape or form.
Which is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character you’re most excited about?
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