UPDATE! Rumor: Possible Name for Daisy Ridley’s Episode 7 Character? Kira is not a Real Character Name!

Daisy-Ridley1Since new Episode 7 rumors have been few and far between lately, I thought I’d share one with you that concerns a possible character name. Be warned, however – as it currently stands, this rumor is fairly shaky, even by normal standards. But given the current shortage of more likely rumors, I thought that this might at least give us a little something to kick around this afternoon. (And who knows? There could even end up being something to it.)


This latest rumor comes to us from MakingStarWars.net, which reports the following via a source named “Darth Simon” at the Jedi Council Forums at TheForce.Net. We have been following Darth Simon’s posts at TF.N for the past few months, and it appears that he may have a source within the Episode 7 production. His latest post has piqued our interest enough to share it with you.

“Ok here we go. This could possibly be significant. Here is some info from the winnebagos at the Puzzlewood shoot.”

"Kira" sign - Episode 7  "Rocker" sign - Episode 7

“This is what could be the Daisy character name. And another kind of creature involved.”

Darth Simon does go on to say that he has tried to dig up a second source to corroborate this rumor, but has had no luck so far. When asked by another poster if his source was sure that this was Daisy Ridley’s character or perhaps another female character, Darth S. had this to say:

“They say its most likely Daisy. But can’t as certain as with stuff before.”

IF these photos are legitimate and these actually are signs that hung on the actors’ trailers during the shoot at Puzzlewood, then my first thought (echoed by our friends at MSW.net as well as by Darth S. himself) is that these are probably fake names being used during the production, a’la “Blue Harvest”. It actually makes a bit more sense that this would be the case, given the extreme (and, let’s be honest, rather impressive) amount of secrecy that surrounds this production.

That said, “Kira” certainly sounds like it could be a name from the Star Wars universe. Then again, apply a wee bit of imagination and it could very easily be a sly reference to Keira Knightley – who played Padme’s decoy in Episode I.


Kiera Knightley - Phantom MenaceAnd what the deuce is a “Rocker”, anyway? (I mean, other than the opposite of a “Mod”?) Some critter that camouflages itself as a rock? An evil bandit who hucks rocks at people’s heads? Wayne and Garth in space? Who can tell? Again, it could very easily be a production code name for something completely unrelated to anything geological.


Flash Gordon - Rock PeopleNaturally, we will keep our collective ear to the ground for any further information on this rumor and provide you with any updates. For now… go to it, friends. What do you all think?




Hey guys, Viral here. I’ve just received a confirmation from a legit source that Kira is definitely not a real character name from the movie. Still that doesn’t mean that the name is fake. My bet is that it’s just a production name used during the filming.

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64 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rumor: Possible Name for Daisy Ridley’s Episode 7 Character? Kira is not a Real Character Name!

  • July 17, 2014 at 12:56 am

    When they were making Episode 1, I read a rumour describing a scene that involved a devil-like antagonist who fought with a double-bladed lightsaber.

    Well and good so far, hm?

    But then, the source was tolerably certain that the name of that character was … PANAKA!

    • July 17, 2014 at 1:16 am

      LOL! Oh man, I think I actually remember that!

      And yeah, my money is on this being fake names used by the production, or else a bunk rumor altogether.

      But hey, it’s grist for the comments mill, and we’ve been a bit short on that recently. ;^)

      • July 17, 2014 at 4:42 am

        Actually, Kira was in George’s original outline for the sequels as a tribute to kurosawa, a major influence on Lucas’ saga. I know this cause I went to school with his son Jett. Of course, it could have changed. Plus, it’s highly unlikely a major character’s name would be listed/posted anywhere during production, considering all the secrecy.

        • July 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

          Jett Lucas is a figment of your imagination created by ILM

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:31 am

    kira could be an abbreviation

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:35 am


    Her real name is “Khan”.

    • July 17, 2014 at 2:10 am

      “It’s SPELT ‘Khan’, but it’s pronounced ‘Throat-Wobbler Mangrove’.”

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Rockers could be a code name for ‘miners’ – maybe there is a mine involved.
    Kira could literally be a play on words – meaning, like stated in the DEKKA’s article, that the name is a ‘decoy’ – possibly for a character or actress.

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Kira reminds me of Akira Kurosawa.

    • July 17, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Nice!! I hadn’t thought of that. But yes, now that you mention it…

      Well played, sir or madam! ;^)

      • July 17, 2014 at 2:55 am

        Indeed, isn’t Lucas or JJ a big fan of Kurosawa. Perhaps the plot is based on a Kurosawa story – Hidden Fortress, maybe?

      • July 17, 2014 at 3:08 am

        As a matter of fact I watched Hidden Fortress a couple of months back. It’s a terrific movie, and has a plot perfect for a Star Wars movie, involving 2 greedy but likeable rogue types who are paid to escort a disguised princess and her general through enemy territory.

      • July 17, 2014 at 3:26 am

        “Nice!! I hadn’t thought of that. But yes, now that you mention it…

        Well played, sir or madam! ;^)”

        You’re welcome. o<|8o)~

  • July 17, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Or Jen and Kira! Gelflings!

  • July 17, 2014 at 2:35 am

    so Daisy RIDDLER has a decoy codename 😀 HAHAA

    (sorry guys: slow rumour day=slow unimaginative comments…) 😀 😀 😀

  • July 17, 2014 at 2:38 am

    What if she is named Shmi after her great grandmother? Or Padme after her grandmother? Or Padshmi, or Shmidme, to honor both matriarchs? 😛 I hope it’s not Kira Solo though. It doesn’t flow very well.

    • July 17, 2014 at 3:06 am

      Kira Skywalker perhaps?

    • July 17, 2014 at 3:37 am

      I hope your kidding…….

      • July 17, 2014 at 4:43 am

        Uh, yeah I’m kidding! (-:

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:30 am

    “I hope it’s not Kira Solo though. It doesn’t flow very well.”

    Says the guy suggesting Padshmi and Shmidme? LOL, okay…

    • July 17, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Hey, it was a joke! Induced by an Episode 7 news deficiency. Please JJ! Just one little leak?

      • July 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

        I know. It’s partly why I laughed. 😛

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:34 am

    “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

    Is this a real message? It appears randomly, regardless of my posting frequency.

    • July 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Yeah comments are really fucked up for some reason. Sometimes it never loads the comments even when I click on load comments, it just refreshes the page, and the ‘like’ thing doesn’t work much. It used to be fine not sure why it was changed. Now it’s really slow and barely works.

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:53 am

    They are both Star Trek references. Kira Nerys and Rocker is the horta. If R2 can be in a ST movie?

    • July 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      I think you win the prize.

  • July 17, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I just can’t believe how many great actors and actresses was in the prequels that could have been used even more instead of a boring stupid script that had too much drama between anakin and padme… what a waist Lucas did….

    • July 17, 2014 at 4:32 am

      Agreed. Let’s see what Disney learns from that waste.

  • July 17, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Sigh. Kira and Rocker# are random characters that get into a confrontation the ‘arena scene’ (shot in Abu Dhabi). Daisy’s character name begins with an “O”. Most insiders know this by now.
    Be well.

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:08 am

      I suppose most insiders would risk the getting fired for leaking such information as well?

      • July 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

        Thus the obscuration of the rest of the name.

        • July 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm

          OSLO SOLO, princess of norway & alderaan 😀

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:15 am

      “Daisy’s character name begins with an “O”. Most insiders know this by now. Be well.”

      I dunno. I may need some time to get used to Obama Solo.

      • July 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

        Please No!!!!
        Obama Sucks…..

        • July 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

          “Please No!!!!
          Obama Sucks…..”

          LMAO. Yes, THAT’S why Obama is bad for Daisy.

  • July 17, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Rocker is a rancor that belongs to a witch

  • July 17, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I REALLY want this to be true. I have a friend who named his younger daughter Jaina after Han and Leia’s daughter. His older daughter’s name is Kyra. I would never stop laughing at that irony!

    • July 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Your friend’s younger daughter is no longer canon, but at least she can call herself a legend.

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      I’d love a female lead, but I doubt it with today’s inept society and movie going audience.

        • July 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

          lol Duke giving an example of the inept movie going audience there ..

          • July 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

            Its better than starting off a sentence with “lol”. The reason i said only Gwendoline Christie, is that i think she is the only female that they have cast that has ability to carry a Star Wars movie. So do you want to go into more detail how that my comment is “an example of the inept movie going audience” ?

          • July 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

            (Academy award winner) Lupita Nyongo isn’t a female cast member with the ‘ability’ to carry a star wars movie? No, I really don’t have to go into detail after those comments of yours. It’s simply an incorrect belief. Which, as I say, proves that a lot of the movie going audience are still rather inept in what they believe are good and bad judgments when it comes to potential female leads. But sure, me saying ‘lol’ negates my entire point if you don’t have a decent argument yourself apparently..

          • July 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

            Some peoples acting skill’s don’t translate to other film genres and i don’t care much about award ceremonies. I didn’t watch 12 years a slave so i’m not going to say that Lupita Nyongo can carry a Star Wars film just because some film judges that i don’t know thought she should get an award. Stop being pretentious.

          • July 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm

            The fact of the matter is, there are hundred of actors and actresses who can play the lead character. You’re original statement “Only if its Gwendoline Christie.” Is shortsighted and stupid. Then you claimed that out of all the cast actresses, she was the only one who had the chops to do the lead. Carrie Fisher is the only actress cast in the film who is not up for the lead as she is coming back as an established character that is to old for a coming of age story anyway. Everyone else has the potential to fill such a character. If I’m honest, your statement about Gwendoline being the only one to be able to play the lead, is probably ironically the one I would rule out straight away as I think the majority would agree she’s too old for a lead in a coming of age story. Also, I think the majority would agree that my suggestion of Lupita would be perfectly fine. To then say I’M being pretentious for simply pointing out an example of Lupita Nyongo, hence putting even a tiny sprinkle of logic into perspective, is hysterical. The film’s story and genre have no effect on an actors ability to play a character. The only thing which will effect the actors ability to play a character, is the character itself. For example, an 80 year old cannot play the lead character if the character is to be in it’s 30’s. A disabled actor cannot play the lead character if the character is called to run. To say Lupita Nyongo might not be able to play the lead character because she hasn’t been in a sci-fi film, is ridiculous. That doesn’t change anything. She has the logistical chops for the main character, and the clear ability to act the main character, after 12 years a slave, and me simply pointing out the academy award win from it is a further boost to that claim. You clearly could not debunk my claim, so you have just called me pretentious instead.. To make such a stupid judgement call without seeing 12 years a slave anyway so therefore you have no ability to make the judgement call in the first place, reveals to me that the stupidity of some people is even worse than I feared.

          • July 20, 2014 at 1:02 am

            Such a troll, you get no more of my attention. Any reply , i will not argue with a troll.

          • July 20, 2014 at 3:38 am

            In other words; I’m going to claim you are a troll to get out of the situation as I know full well that your arguments are 100% correct, and I have nothing with any validity to defend my narrow-minded and incorrect statements.

  • July 17, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I’m not joking, really, but when i was Young i had a dog named Kira.
    And yes, here were i live (west europe) it’s really common tu put Kira for dogs name.
    So, for me it doesn’t sound like Akira or whatever…
    For a character it’s a really bad name. Hoping it’s a code name.
    Just my opinion.

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    It was so easy to find a CALL SHEET stacked on table or even on a sound-stage floor when I was working at Pinewood Studios. For AVCO, I wonder if each one is personalised before handing out to cast and crew..

  • July 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    She’s hot regardless of her name.

    • July 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      What’s your point?

  • July 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I think her name is great, as is that head-shot.

  • July 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I wonder why they even bother with the secrecy regarding this. Why can’t they just release the names the characters? Would that spoil the movie in any significant way? Has “Rebels” in any way been spoiled by us knowing that it will feature Hera etc. etc.?

    Any hope of a teaser trailer before 2015?

    • July 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      We’ve gotten so much info about Rebels because the series begins this fall. We have well over a year before EpVII premiers. They have to save the good stuff to help promote the movie when we’re closer to the release date.

  • July 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The thing I hate most of all is when an interesting rumor gets shot down on a slow news day…

  • July 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    They’re code names not the real names that will be used this was always done with all the other star wars movies.

  • July 17, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    We want a feature length Making of documentary for the disc. Lots of raw fly-on-the-wall footage and video diaries. Not so much your typical promo and a menu full of 5 minute segments with interviews done in post. Let’s send out a memo to Pinewood!

  • July 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you for the Mods vs. Rockers reference. I don’t think the kids picked up on that one.

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