Official: Star Wars The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed!

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Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at some of the character names from The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams, and Kathleen Kennedy have decided to reveal the identities in a retro fashion with Topps cards from 1977 . . .

 

From EW:

There were five rounds of Topps cards for that movie, each one designated by a different color, with red and blue leading the line-up. Right now, Abrams and Kennedy have mocked up three from the red series, and five from the blue series.

The card captions also give a hint about the state of mind of the characters, but this far from the Dec. 18, 2015 release date, the filmmakers don’t want to reveal any more.

 

“I’m only sorry we couldn’t give everyone a stick of gum,” Abrams says.

Enjoy!

 

BB-8

Finn

Kylo-Ren

Millennium-Falcon

Poe-Dameron

Rey

Stormtroopers

X-Wings

 

P.S. Toldja that Kira is only a production name, and Daisy will have a different name in the movie. 🙂

 

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346 thoughts on “Official: Star Wars The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed!

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:15 am
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        Anyone notice that Kylo Ren spelled backwards is Nero Lyk.. As in the hated Emperor Nero from Roman times……hmmmmm

          • December 12, 2014 at 4:23 am
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            Oh, ****. You’re right. Their full names will make much more sense.

          • December 12, 2014 at 5:33 am
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            Rey sounds like a nickname and finn sounds like a last name

          • December 12, 2014 at 6:32 am
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            Finn. Leprichaun. Laughing. Spoiled.

          • December 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm
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            Its so funny Daisy Ridley is name “Rey” the same name of Rey-Phillip Santos who got from the film crew.

        • December 12, 2014 at 10:46 am
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          All of the names are perfect and awesome!
          And soooooo is this Movie going to be!!!!!!!

          • December 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm
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            I agree to the fullest. Perfect names and perfect film. The Force Awakens will explode everyone’s heads!

      • December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am
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        Mad Max trailer is great. Love the music… Verdi’s Dies Irae.

    • December 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm
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      Poe, Rey, B, solo, Finn, Mas E Doh!!!!

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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    Kylo Ren… So he isn’t a darth.

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm
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      Not yet…

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:37 am
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        darth stimpy

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:07 am
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      Who said he wasnt?….Emperor Palpatine was Darth Sidious long before being revealed as a Darth. I agree it’s not likely….but it’s possible.

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:11 am
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        In the concept art wasn’t this character labeled “dark knight”? That might indicate it is some other variation of Sith?

        • December 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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          So you’re saying he’s batman.

          • December 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm
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            No, Vader killed Batman.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:35 am
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      The names of the last six Sith Lords: Anakin Skywalker (Vader), Sheev Palpatine (Sidious), Dooku (Tyranus), Maul (real name), Hego Damask (Plagueis), Rugess Nome (Tenebrous). So the bad guy either has a separate Darth name or he hasn’t gotten it yet. Kylo Ren is as good as any, but it puts a dent in him being a son of Solo.

    • December 12, 2014 at 9:09 am
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      Thank god for that

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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    BB8 is the best!!!

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:08 am
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      It’s cute…but F1FA would be better 🙂

      • December 12, 2014 at 3:37 am
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        I see what you did there =)

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:38 am
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        Roll Two Dee Two.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:44 am
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      Funny how the droid everyone was knocking earlier has the coolest name out of all of them…

    • December 12, 2014 at 5:14 am
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      BB-8 rolls off the tongue pretty well. Good choice.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm
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    squuuuueeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    I love it!

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm
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    Wheres Darth Smitty-ous???

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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    REY WTF! A HOMMAGE TO DEL REY? NO KIRA 🙁
    AND FINN SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLE BOYS NAME….
    HMMMM that has to grow on me!

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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      Keep in mind, while the rumors could have been completely false, the same rumor that told us about Kira’s name said she is revealed as Kira Solo in act 2…so Rey could totally be her foster/cover name until she discovers/reveals her heritage. I wouldn’t put money on it, but its still possible that Kira is her name.

      • December 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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        no they could not be false.

        • December 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm
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          I mean the rumors, not the names listed above

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:59 am
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      Rey is short for Reyna(Queen) Solo

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:10 am
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      I don´t believe it. Think of it. Hundreds of millions of people in the world speak spanish and to them Rey means King. The main FEMALE protagonist named as King???? Once the japanese named their mitsubishi car PAJERO, with in latino america means “the one who is jerking off”. You can guess how many of these they´ve sell in South America. This is a name against brain….I hope I stated clearly how I feel about this name. Actually don´t like Boyega´s and Isaak´s name as well.

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:52 am
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        Same with the Chevy Nova

        No va = No go haha idiots

        • December 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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          Same for the MR-2 in France…

      • December 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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        Agree with you about Rey. The Spanish would comment a lot. But is not worse than here. I´m Brazilian, and captain Panaka and Count Dooku really sound nasty here. Dooku here sounds literally: From ass, and Panaka sounds the same as a brazilian word, panaca, that is literally jerk

        I had a lot of laughs with these names, but they changed Dooku´s name for we don´t scoff him here, and it is Count Dookan, since Attack of the Clones was released. Panaka, however, still the same captain jerk xS

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm
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        The Pajero sells very well to this date in South America.

      • December 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm
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        In the Netherlands Vader means Father, so the Dutch had a major spoiler in Episode iv

      • December 14, 2014 at 6:37 am
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        Pajero does not mean that in all of Latin America. In México that would be “chaquetero”, for instance. The Spanish that is spoken all over Latin America is extremely different from one country to the other, much more so than say British and American English, for instance.

        That written, REY means the same thing all over Spanish-speaking countries: king, yes. And moreover, Rey is a distinctly male name, and not only in Spanish (see NFL player Rey Maualuga of the Cincinnati Bengals) but English as well.

        In short, it’s highly unlikely that this will be Daisy Ridley’s character name on the film, no matter how tough or tomboyish her role might be.

    • December 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm
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      Rey rice on her speeder bike

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm
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    Rey??? Poe?!? These names are f*cking retarded!!!! Kira sounds way more star warsie then f*ckng Rey!!!

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:14 am
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      That’s because you are too immersed in non canon Star Wars. Wat Tambor??? Yaddle!!!??? Plo Kloon??? Prince Xixor?????? Yeah, I like Finn, Ren and Poe much better. Like Han and Luke, simple!!!

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:44 am
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        Finn the Human ?

        I immediately thought of Adventure Time.

        • December 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm
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          Huckleberry Finn

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:13 am
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        Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were an Online Psychic! you know my thoughts and my history!

        • December 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm
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          Wasn’t addressing you but my post appeared below yours,,sorry if that was taken out of context.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:16 am
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      Oh please….Star Wars names ALWAYS take getting used to when you first hear them. I mean….come on…Plo Koon? I hate it when people overeact with the weird SW names the first time they hear them. It will feel like a SW name once you get used to it.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:07 am
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      Boba Fett

      • December 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm
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        Boba fin

        • December 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm
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          Shmi.

          • December 14, 2014 at 1:16 am
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            Padme Amidala.

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:47 am
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      Look at a long list of star wars names there big guy, not exactly biblical. ..

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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    It’s fake guys,…..look it up.
    We’ve been punked.

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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      It was released by Lucasfilm via Entertainment Weekly.

      Read things.

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:47 pm
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      Dude seriously? This was officially released. The official Facebook and Twitter accounts of Star Wars.com even facebooked and tweeted the link. Fool…

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:31 am
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        And ‘Poe Dameron’ is obviously a false name, as it’s too similar to “Cameron Poe” (Nicolas Cage character in Con Air)

        Even if they released these things officially, that doesn’t mean they can’t throw these names out there just to throw us off. For a very long time, JJ Abrams insisted that “John Harrison” was not Khan, in Star Trek Into Darkness. Which obviously, he was.

        • December 12, 2014 at 12:58 am
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          yea but he was also john harrison.

        • December 12, 2014 at 1:13 am
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          same as BB8 – when I saw this name I instantly thought “bulshit” – I mean – seriously? BB8 is the shape of the droid – it´s a joke 🙂

          • December 12, 2014 at 6:16 am
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            Or Beach Ball….

          • December 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm
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            The droid looks nothing like that.

        • December 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
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          JJ is a huge fan of Edgar Allen Poe.
          Damned if he isn’t. Or Dameron.
          But if you type Dameron, in android the spell checker corrects it as Cameron.

          Daisy R idl EY.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    lol Poe who would name there kid so close to poo… Poor kid must have had a crappy childhood

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:06 am
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      Star Wars is science fantasy, dude. Stop basing your opinions on real world reality and understand this is a fictional story being told in a fictional universe that has no bearing on names, culture and modern day practical science.

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:19 am
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      I don’t hear people making fun of Edgar Allan Poe for this reason.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    Sounds like bs

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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    Rey and Finn. Seriously? This isn’t a joke? Sure, these names aren’t going to stop me from seeing the movie, but damn. They suck.

    • December 12, 2014 at 9:25 am
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      U people are strang. “Rey” is a weird name? That’s like getting bent out of shape over the name luke. I really think some people are just looking for hints to complain about

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    Definitely think “Rey” is a undercover name. No way she isn’t Han and Leia’s daughter.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm
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    Rey. Rey Skywalker sounds nice, doesn’t it? Or maybe Rey Solo…

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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      Rey Skywalker sounds sweet! Lets have Kira solo be another character and let her be a skywalker!

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:16 am
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      Now imagine the movie in spanish language across the world. Hey, young lady, yes, you, King! 🙂 Just great 🙂 I call this names bullshit, no way they would make laugh hundreds of millions spanis speaking paying customers.

      • December 12, 2014 at 1:35 am
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        Yeah like names never mean anything or sound like, spelled like other word…. Get over it.

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm
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        That is the most ridiculous argument I have ever seen. Plenty of characters have names that mean something in another language. Rey being a common japanese name, it has been used in several animes that were successful as well in Spanish-speaking contries, like Sailor Moon.

        Seriously, Dick means penis or asshole in the English language and that never stopped characters from being named Dick. Or Randy.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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    Rey, Poe, Finn?

    Sounds like fan fiction by a middle schooler.

    Smh

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:48 am
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      DOE REY ME FINN SOLO TE POE!!!! Sing it with me!!!

      Dude… Seriously? It sounds too much like:

      doe ray me fa so la te do

      Can’t be real.. Worst. Names. Ever….

      • December 12, 2014 at 1:18 am
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        Not even close! I never felt like this when any of the star wars movies revealed names….this is just terrible…

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm
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    I like how they excluded the last names for Rey and Finn
    Any guess what they could be? 😉

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:48 am
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      I’m willing to wager on Finn Leonis… Somehow related to Zaire Leonis whom we meet in Rebels.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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    These name Suck, exept for Kylo Ren…

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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      Agreed except Kylo Renn is the WORST.

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:13 am
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        I dig the names, though I think last names would make a difference. Finn sounds a little weird but with a last name it could make all the difference. OT used Luke, I don’t see why Finn couldn’t be a good name.

        • December 12, 2014 at 12:25 am
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          Agreed. To feel “star-warsy” is a hard balance. Too strange and they feel like fan-fiction but to common and they sound banal. I don’t want Jayzthorb the jedi, but I also don’t want Bob the jedi. I think these all do a pretty good job of that IMO, though last names will really make the difference. Poe sounds kinda lame, but Poe Dameron isn’t half bad…particularly if he was refereed to as Commander Dameron most of the time. Palpatine’s first name is sheev, baru’s maiden name is whitesun, but it never really comes up as such so its ok. At the end of the day, people will say whatever sounds natural.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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    I do not think these sound like Star Wars names at all. Hmm

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm
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      I think they sound very much like Star Wars names. You’re just used to existing names.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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    OMG !!! Poe=Porkins as the son of Porkins Minds blown

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm
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    Just when I start feeling better about this movie, something else comes along and makes we wonder “What the hell are they thinking?”

    I guess we have to “get used to this” too. Dmn, those are some stupid names.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm
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    Not a massive fan of the name Ren, but if the speculation regarding her Solo heritage being a late reveal is true, Ren could be a name she goes by up until that point in the movie, when her real identity is revealed….

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:38 am
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      Ren Kenobi

      LOL

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:41 am
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      Rey, not Ren.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm
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    Poe Rey Finn – The New Teletubbies

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    But what do the card numbers tell us? Do these numbers give us a clue about the order in the movie?

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    Hmmm, Rey + Finn = Ren?

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:06 am
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      This must mean that Kylo Ren is really Rey standing on Finn’s shoulders with a big sith robe covering them up.

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:31 am
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        Kasdan did it again!

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:20 am
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        Darth Vincent Adultman?

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    Could Kylo be derived from Kilo, which references the number 1000? Could this be a tip to an ancient backstory?

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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      Exar Kun was not a Darth either, so if its ancient enough could predate the whole Darth thing I guess

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:19 am
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        I thought Exar Kun didn’t use the title Darth because he creator didn’t care at all about Star Wars continuity?

        Didn’t matter, he died to the carebear stare from the same author.

    • December 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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      Kilo Ren is only one letter off from Kybo ren in the 80’s droids cartoon. I am thinking these are to throw us off some how.

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm
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    Rey & Finn, sounds like kids from Home & Away or Neighbours!

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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    PLEASE TELL ME IT’S A FAKE! 🙁

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    pretty sure thats Jacen Solo.. (Hand and Leias son)

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:03 am
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      It isn’t. Remember, the EU is out. Jacen Solo never existed and never will in the canon universe

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    Poe, Rey, Egon!!!!!

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:49 pm
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    Makeing a good moovie is hard!
    Makeing a good Star Wars moovie is more harder! Giveing good names for characters would be pretty easyer…but they failed!!!

    • December 12, 2014 at 3:36 am
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      Spelling easier, is clearly the hardest thing ever.

    • December 12, 2014 at 3:38 am
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      Or movie…

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm
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    REN must be RENamed too….

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm
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    BB-8 = Beach Ball # 8… I like it.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:45 am
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      My first thought

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm
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    What if Kira is pronounced Keer Rey with a long A?

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm
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    Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan.
    Luke, Leia, and Han.
    Finn, Rey, and Poe.

    Nope.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:09 am
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      “Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan.
      Luke, Leia, and Han.
      Finn, Rey, and Poe. ”

      In that context they are a bit odd in a way but overall the PT names are very legendary- like, the OT names are hero-like and the ST names are very literate.

      Finn as in Huck.
      Rey as in Del Rey.
      Poe as in Edgar Allen.

      • December 12, 2014 at 5:24 am
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        OMG I see that connection with old literaries and.. I don’t like it.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:21 am
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      hahahahahaha, it´s terrible, terrible!!!! :-)))))))

    • December 12, 2014 at 10:56 am
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      From the Adventures of Duke Crosswalker!

  • December 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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    Lana Del Rey
    Huckleberry Finn
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Kylo web browser a.k.a. Ren & Stimpy
    B.B. King

    Hmmm….could work. Just shorten them up a bit.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:00 am
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    Meh, whatever. You could put the names in one of those automatic online Star Wars generator program and do no better.

    And I kind of threw up in my mouth when I went to Comic Book Resources and saw this story. What a cruddy site.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:01 am
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    made in the uk and no one told them a poe is an old british nick name for a piss pot

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:04 am
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      Edgar Allen Piss Pot

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:02 am
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    Wonder if the numbers on the cards correspond to when the scenes take place in the movie…

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:04 am
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    i like the names, but that is because i’m hoping rey is a nickname and finn is a last name.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:05 am
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    Shove the complaints up your asses and wait for the names to be spoken in dialogue when the movie comes out; then, you have my permission to whine.

      • December 12, 2014 at 11:03 am
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        Are you like a young Walter Matthua, all of your remarks are like Buttermaker from the bad news bears.
        Or an Archy Bunker/Eric Cartman type?
        Just Wondering.

        • December 12, 2014 at 3:59 pm
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          I do watch All in the Family. I wouldn’t consider myself an Eric Cartman type, not that vulgar or spiteful.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:30 am
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      I knew there was going to be someone saying something like that. The trailer is one thing. Names like these are plain garbage. These names make General Grievous (and Elan Sleazebaggano) sound good.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:52 am
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      Like for real on that. Why do sta rwars fans steadily bitch and complain about EVERYTHING!!!! Way too serious!!! It’s star wars for god sake!!!

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:48 am
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      the thing is i don’t need your permission for anything evar…

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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      Here here!

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm
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      Well at least now we know the saber wielder is a male which rules out Mrs. Christie. The card sais “His” saber.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:06 am
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    Finn, Rey & Poe!!! Sounds like the three stooges!!! Hey Moe!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:07 am
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    So, Luke, Han, Leia, Anakin, Yoda, Dooku, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gonn are perfectly acceptable, right?

    It’s just names people…

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:07 am
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    Should have stuck with Kira

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:24 am
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      When I never liked Kira, now is my favourite name ever 🙂

    • December 12, 2014 at 10:54 am
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      Too many ‘Kiras’ in Sci-fi. Also too many ‘Kanes’.

      • December 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
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        Kane is fine like Qui Gon Kane, but to many Bane lovers are out there.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:08 am
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    These names are awful and way too silly for real Star Wars characters. They should have picked serious, epic names like ‘Boba Fett’ and ‘Lando Calrissian’…

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:23 am
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      you mean like Luke? and Ben and Owen?

      • December 12, 2014 at 12:31 am
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        When the sarcasm flew over your head, did it sounds like the Millenium Falcon?

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:08 am
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    No seriously, these can’t be real. Poe Dameron?

    Dameron was a joke name of some band member in the 90’s who used as a fake alias to hide his participation in a side project. There’s no way this is real.

    • December 12, 2014 at 11:55 am
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      What?

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:09 am
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    I think they are fine. I mean… it’s a name. The actual characters have to sell it. Honestly Luke, Han, Lando, Boba and Obi?

    Trust me… names don’t mean to much if the character is awesome. Ferdinand Skywalker here we go! 😛

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:12 am
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    Well aren’t everyone’s opinions special? We used to go online to celebrate, analyze, and critique the things we love. Now when a tiny morsel of information is released, people gobble it up and regurgitate hatred. If nobody knew the names going into the film, and the film successfully makes you fall in love with characters you’d probably be absolutely fine if not love the names. But no, let’s spend months, years, DECADES describing at length the things we expect of the film we’re “owed” and spew vitriol when we’re given something outside the box of what we wanted. More and more studios churn out movies explicitly designed to please fans in the most bland, unimaginative blockbusters. Star Wars has a chance of actually being interesting again, a chance at doing something unexpected with something we loved from a long time ago.

    All the cynicism will only lead to fan-service of the worst caliber. I seriously worry the state of internet movie fandom will ruin the true enjoyment someone could have watching TFA without already hating the names, be livid if the big bad guy is not the once-mentioned Darth Plagueis from a horribly contrived piece of exposition in ROTS, or there isn’t a scene at length describing why Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is the way it is. We’re so incredibly lucky to even be alive, let alone be given the chance to enjoy the next chapter in one of culture’s most beloved entertainment series. Let’s try to enjoy it.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:59 am
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      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • December 12, 2014 at 4:44 am
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      Love your comment. Now let’s read more spoilers and butch up a hate storm. George ruined our childhood with the prequels and now JJ is ruining our ‘golden years’ with these horrifying names….lol

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:45 am
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        *bitch up…lol

    • December 12, 2014 at 4:45 am
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      I think people have become a little jaded after the neck monster took a giant steaming dump on the most beloved series in our culture.

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:24 am
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        Do you mean Phantom Menace…or Into Darkness?

        cause i’d upvote you for either.

        • December 12, 2014 at 11:59 am
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          🙂 awesome

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:14 am
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    Tomorrow.
    Noon.
    Lucasfilm Headquarters.
    WE RIOT!!!!!

    Just Kidding.

    Meesa love you!

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm
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      Meesa be loving you … use correct Gungan grammar!!!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:16 am
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    Yeah I agree, I’m not that pessimistic though. I think these names will grow on everyone… remember when “the force awakens” was a terrible title? Now everyone’s like “f*** yeah!” (myself included). I dig the names.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:19 am
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    I don’t understand why people are complaining. Were Obi-Wan, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and Darth Vader such normal names? One of my favourite childhood characters was named Wedge Antilles. WEDGE. We just accepted the names, however weird they were, and enjoyed the movies. I’m sure it’ll be the same with these. I’m not saying quit your bitching. But quit your bitching. We’re getting a new, hopefully better, Star Wars movie. Just remember that

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:20 am
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    Finn Calrissian has a certain ring to it….

    • December 12, 2014 at 11:11 am
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      He is not a Lando descendent, and Lumpy is not even making an appearance…. Which is so very sad.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:26 am
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    Everyone is complaining about the names that sound ok, while I’m just sitting here trying to figure out how BB-8 even works.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    Ive been a big supporter, and still am. Dont like these names. Well Kylo and Rey are good. the other ones ughh.

    Wont change anything for me and once I see them in context I may like them.

    I think if Finn wasnt in there id get over it real fast, but Finn sucks. Detective on Law and Order SVU was named Finn.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:21 am
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      That’s where I potentially disagree. I think it will depend on the surname. Finn Calrissian or Finn Leonis have decent rings to them. I do agree, that while I am generally a ST defender, these names for the most part suck pretty hard. Oh well. For me the absolute worst is Poe Dameron. Let’s just name these people after paint colors. I call Winter Eve and Cambodian Sunrise.

    • December 12, 2014 at 4:47 am
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      Sounds like the ebonics word “Finna”.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    At least they’re better than Skeev

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:29 am
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    “The names don’t sound Star Wars-ey!!!!!”

    Han, Luke, Ben.

    Finn, Rey, Poe.

    You infantile dickheads all need to get over yourselves.

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:27 am
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      Poe should be Daisy’s character and Rey should be Isaac’s.. It sounds backwards and weird. Sorry.

    • December 12, 2014 at 3:49 am
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      Real classy, your post sound really shows how intelligent you are. Go throw yourself down a sarlac pit.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:29 am
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    Dammit. I was considering not opening this and just holding off on shit until the movie came out, but I just had to look. I’m done. This site has been amazing, thank you for all the hard work. I’m glad these names turned me off. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay away from here for the next year

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:30 am
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    Remember that song Angry Johnny by Poe? Neither do I…

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:34 am
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    Midi-Ky-loR-e-n.

    • December 12, 2014 at 5:32 am
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      Could be. Or maybe they’ll just leave that hanging there, completely unexplained…like how “Sifo Dyas” is pretty close to “Sidious.”

    • December 12, 2014 at 11:16 am
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      COL-OR-EN as in crayons?

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:35 am
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    Well, time to sift thought the SW7 archives to see who was right about the name game.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:37 am
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    Rey? That’s the worst name I’ve ever see.

    SUCK THAT SPOILERMAN. You were frickin wrong. Oscar is not a Darklighter, so what he said is wrong.

    What the hell. There’s a character in Star Wars Legends that is named Kybo Ren. It’s pretty obvious that is an homage.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gir_Kybo_Ren-Cha

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:45 am
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      It’s higly likely that a lot of character name resemblances are coincidental. There’s simply no way the writers have time to read and keep up with every detail from the massive the cache of SW content.

      Granted, They have a team in place to cross reference these things, but you may be surprised by the amount of anamolies.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:49 am
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      I really liked Kira .
      But the casting call list had a Rachel and Thomas ?

      Rey instead of Rachel

      Finn instead of Toomas

      So many spoilers were wrong.

      Well now I wonder if people will continue to believe in spoilerman?
      I’ve got my doubts now about sources.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:37 am
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    I’m sorry but Poe? No way. I bet he will be refereed to as his last name – Dameron. You know, yike we all called the emperor, Palpatine, when his first name is Sheev or whatever

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:39 am
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    ABRAMS DISNEY, YOU ARE STILL IN TIME TO HEAR TO FANS, FOR CHANGE ALL THE NAMES!!!

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:47 am
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      Its too late, you would have to redo all of it in post and thats not going to happen.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm
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      The fans are fine with the names. Some people just bitch about everything

    • December 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm
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      Dummy.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:39 am
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    So I guess the new, hip thing to do is bash anyone who criticizes. People have a right to their opinions and just because people don’t like something, doesn’t make you better because you’re okay with it.

    I was against the ball droid and the lightsaber after seeing the trailer. Now, I think BB8 and Kylo Ren are the best names of the lot.

    Star Wars movie is a big deal. We would like it treated with some reverence after being royally screwed with the last three times.

    We’re a lot more jaded now BECAUSE of those last three movies so when we hear names that sound like they came out of a coloring book, we tend to get nervous.

    To those who criticize the criticizers: Forget about your hipster coolness for a second and really think about these names and tell me you’re not the least bit worried.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:06 am
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      of course, some names seem troubling, but as much as we are entitled to criticize them, others are entitled to think they are great. Some people liked the prequels, so even if I personally didn’t, I am glad some enjoyment came out of them. For now all I will say is that I like 50% of these and hate the rest, but seeing them in context rather than on bright-bordered trading cards I will have a better idea. I hated the new lightsaber, but it slowly grew on me. Perhaps the names will too.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm
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      I’m not in the least bit worried about the names. Now the movie is another story. After the phantom menace I can only be cautiously optimistic at best. And I like what I here jj say but he is yet to do anything that I can call “great” some good some not so good but nothing great. So I have concerns. But I’m sorry complaining about these names is silly. Without context there is nothing objectively better about Luke Han and Leia. It not like the new names are jellyrolls and poopieface.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:44 am
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    If you add Kira to Rey, you have…
    Kira Rey
    Then there is…
    Kylo Ren
    Sounds like brother and sister to me.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:44 am
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    No last names for Rey and Finn. Hmmm… *cough* Rey is a Solo *cough*

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm
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      I hope not

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:54 am
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    So, Kira Rey Solo, Kylo Ren Solo and Finn Calrissian? Don’t like the names but I could see it.

    • December 12, 2014 at 4:28 am
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      This is the answer people! I like it…what would work better? Obi-Wan Kenobi? You would hate that name if it came out today…chill people. Love u Kathleen and JJ…me again.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:02 am
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    I think it’s stupid to complain about these names as mentioned above, a lot of the past .names would sound very silly out of context. If you are offended by this please do the actual fans a favor and don’t bother to join us in the theater with your stupid running commentary and the screaming child you’ve brought to a highly inappropriate place. Thank you, signed actual fans

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:03 am
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    Ren + Rey = Twins?

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:07 am
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    Rey is okay better than Rachel
    or could it be short for Rey Chel?

    Finn ?I thought he’d have a cooler name.

    Kylo Ren is okay .Better then Palpitines name.

    Seeing those cards images ..I still have mine.
    I remember they came with the gum.
    The gum was terrible.
    Just chucked it away in the garbage..

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:12 am
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    I should have never came to this site. I have been coming here since the first day.
    now I am officially burnt and bored of everything star wars….it is my own fault…when I read this post I actually yawned….I need to just stay away until it comes out… btw….I think these names are fucking retarded.there is so much hype about this movie now that I am afraid by the time anyone sees it..they will have such high expectations that when they realize it sucks…their brains are going to explode.and lucas is going to be laughing his ass off at everyone.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:12 am
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    First time I saw “Darth Maul” in one the of the scottish national news paper way back in the late nineties I thought he looked cool as fuck but the name was not quite right, now… I wouldn’t change it for the world. These new names will go down in history too. What alternaives would you suggest?

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:28 am
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      Rey to Kira
      Kylo ren to Darth Jason
      BB8 to iball9
      Finn to lenny
      Poe to Biggs jr the unwanted love child

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:53 am
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        I’m thinking Velveeta, Danger Dan and Buckwheat.

        • December 12, 2014 at 11:18 am
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          Darth Kraft

    • December 12, 2014 at 1:49 am
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      Also from Scotland 😀

      I actually loved the name Darth Maul when I first heard it. The name Padmé took a while for me to get used to. People will get used to the new names too. I actually kinda like them.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:21 am
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    Could’ve sworn I saw the name “Finn” mentioned in recent months as being Boyega’s character’s name… Anyone recall where that was?

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:22 am
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    Maybe its a bluff and the real names are the ones we think are the code names!

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:25 am
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    There was a character in the ‘Droids’ cartoon called Kybo Ren, look him up !!

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:26 am
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      That would really suck for the film makers if they slipped up and named an important new character after some shtty 80s cartoon knockoff.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:32 am
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    Somebody needs to start word jumbling these names… Something seems off…

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:38 am
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    Rey Solo and Finn Calrissian

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:42 am
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    yoda is a silly name… i think.. but so is peeta

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:30 am
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      I joke with my British friends that they can’t differentiate between pronouncing Peeta and …Peter (with an English accent.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:43 am
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    We meet again Tim Snow, unfortunately, its most likely not the last time.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:44 am
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    judging by the silly reactions in this comments sections its no wonder lucas is pretending not to be involved in this movie hehe

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:45 am
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    These are stupid names are they?

    Jar Jar – nuff said!

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:46 am
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    Fake! All stiils from the trailer 🙂 Anyone with photoshop can do this trading cards. :-))))))

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:01 am
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    I’m really not sure what to make of these names, I mean is it an ‘official’ wind-up? These names sound ridiculous to be honest: Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Finn and Rey. Something is not quite right about them, they just sound so un-Star Wars to me.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:09 am
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    you know nothing tim snow.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:11 am
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    Can we finally see what a Star Wars bathroom looks like in this movie? Please?

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:31 am
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      I know, right!

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:14 am
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    it´s a spanish name for King, made from latin Rex – always a male name, not a woman, therefore this is BIG FAKE

    • December 13, 2014 at 6:20 am
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      I’m a woman named Rey. I don’t care that it’s Spanish for King. Why does that matter?

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:14 am
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    Well I checked out all the other sites and it appears the name reveal is real.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:32 am
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      Technically, in this world, anything is possible. Even hacking/faking a news release.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:22 am
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    How do we know your not just spamming?

    I only ask because of viruses and Trojans
    as a possibility of happening.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:25 am
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    I’m OK with the names. But how about going back to the basics and using some real world names and words: Luke, sky-walker, Han, Solo, Biggs, Dark-Lighter, Wedge, Ben, etc. That’s just Star Wars 101.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:34 am
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      Sure, and “Obi-Wan” and “Jabba” and “Greedo” and “Boba” and “Anakin” and “Lando.” All common real-world names, right?

      • December 12, 2014 at 4:27 am
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        You missed the entire point which is that’s all the sort of names they go for now.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:33 am
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    To the tune of “Do, Re, Mi” from The Sound of Music.

    Poe, a guy, an X-Wing guy,
    Rey, the token female lead,
    Finn, a name we call him now,
    Ren, his saber’s really keen.
    Droid, his name is BB-8,
    Han, he’s not too fond of droids,
    Luke, we hope he’s lost some weight,
    and that will bring us back to
    Poe, Poe, Poe, Poe.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:35 am
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    ♫ Poe, Rey, MEESA! ♫

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:35 am
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    [Spoiler Caution]

    Not to burst anyone’s bubble,…….There are no offspring. However unsettling, Disney was smart to do this. They didn’t want to sully the closure made by Return Of The Jedi. The massive time difference was also a major deciding factor in this. That’s the reason Arndt was let go when JJ signed on, and Kasdan moved up from the second film to Ep7. Everything depended on this movie.

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:38 am
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      Source?

    • December 12, 2014 at 2:43 am
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      I find it hard to believe that at least ONE lead or villain won’t be a Skywalker or Solo. The whole series has, to this point, been about the Skywalker family and its role in the galaxy. There’s no way they’re going to give us one final romp with Han/Luke/Leia in 7 and then stick us with relatively unknown characters for 8 and 9. The fanboy demographic might be okay with that, but the average, movies-only fan will not…to them Star Wars = Skywalkers.

      • December 12, 2014 at 2:46 am
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        yet another reason why I´m convinced this is fake

      • December 12, 2014 at 2:52 am
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        Most of you of familiar with George’s original outlines (and sporadic interviews) detailing the later trilogies.
        If you pay attention, Lucas only mentioned follwing the adventures of an older Luke [Han/Leia] and new characters. He never said anything about offspring.

        That story was told.

    • December 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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      Not too … means “I’m gonna do it anyways” grow some balls

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:45 am
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    The EW description of Ren’s character is interesting. The details were fed directly from Disney and Abrams, the closest thing we’ve had to official descriptions ever. An opposite of Luke’s story but from a dark side perspective? What is the inverse of Luke’s story? Plagueis/Serkis trains Ren ala Ben Kenobi and says Luke killed his father. Luke kills off Plagueis, NOOOO!!! Plagueis body disappears.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:46 am
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    Rey–> Cute name, kinda boyish but then again Daisy looks to have had a harsh life so it probably fits with her character’s personality

    Poe Dameron–> Kinda reminds me of Po, the Kung Fu Panda for some reason but ii’ll take it. Dameron is a cool surname, probably Alderanian royalty behind this one.

    BB-8–> So damn cute. As fate turns out to be, I sometimes call my gf bb (ponetically) just for the cuteness of it all. Nice to see that particular pair of identical letters in something I also love.

    Finn–> Ok , here is the name I have a problem with… It just doesn’t fit the character and his looks. Still, it may grow on me. I was pissed about how Qui Gon Jin sounded at first but now it’s pretty much a standard in my brain. Only time will tell. Maybe Finn is a mostly common name for a Stormtrooper candidate.

    Kylo Ren–> Stupid move revealing the Sith’s name with such an ease. As already pointed out, there is no Darth title attached to it. So this proves once and for all that this one is an upstart without a proper Master to bestow him with a Sith name with the Darth title attached to it. The Sith are indeed extinct. He is an Inquisitor for all intents and purposes. Nice to see him changing his name in the end of the new movie to a Darth Something.

    This means that this one is either trying to prove himself a Sith to a new master or that he is in search of the new awakened Sith.

    In any case the names are all fine, nothing awesome to them but okay, I liked Kira but it has been overused this past decade so I understand them backing away from it as a serious option. Kira is also the female jedi companion of the Jedi Knight class character in SWTOR. Already a great character, no need to kill her so a new one can be born.

    Kylo… Kylo Ren… Kyle Katarn… is anyone else picking up the vibe of the Expanded Universe in all of this?

    • December 12, 2014 at 6:35 am
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      “Darth Something”

      At first I thought this was silly, but that would be a pretty bold move to choose that name.

    • December 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm
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      Ex-Jedi, perhaps? And all this time you guys thought Luke turned evil, when it’s actually his apprentice that turns. That “certain point of view” is a vicious circle isn’t it. The clicheed thing to do would be to have luke train someone to defeat his apprentice, to fulfill their destiny as the new “Chosen One”, maybe he can train Poe.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:55 am
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    In that case, after you buy your ticket I’ll take it so you don’t have to watch it suck so much.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:56 am
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    see i don’t think they should have released anything so early
    its just going to make it a very long year until TFA opens in theatres

    teasing us like this is just cruel

    plus rey is a bit of a blah name for a female character in star wars Leia classic Padme fitted as well but Rey?
    not too sure it doesn’t feel right

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:58 am
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    BB8, as in… Black Ball 8… the 8th ball… in pool… get it? Genius. You clowns criticizing the new names need to stop, what are you? 8? BB8!! 😀

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:59 am
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    I’d bet money on Kylo Ren Solo and Kira Rey Solo. Maybe, it’s another twins-separated-at-birth scenario, and as suggested, Kira doesn’t know her identity and goes by Rey. Also, they may have used some EU ideas, with Jacen going to the dark side.

    • December 12, 2014 at 3:04 am
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      And maybe, Kylo isn’t bad (yet), but just collecting Sith artifacts to find out more about his dark heritage, that he’s likely not been told about.

    • December 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm
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      Of course they were separated at birth. That’s why their names are so amazingly similar –
      they’re telepaths! What else?

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:00 am
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    Well no last names so could me a solo/skywalker. Plus are we sure this is real? Not on Star Wars.com and I’d think they’d be all bore it.

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:18 am
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    Yeah now I’m not so sure if this is indeed real like I was before.

    Nothing on the main site at all.
    Is this Disney’s doing?

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:23 am
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    Not on Starwars.com. I´m calling it fake all the time but those up to the ankles in JJ´s ass are fighting for this stupid names… 🙂

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm
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      I’m going to wait for the real trailer to come out .Then I’ll know for sure.
      If the names are real.

      • December 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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        Would have been cool if all the names and different images were released. Instead of these ones.

        I can see why many are thinking its fake because it’s not up on the StarWars site
        or Bad Robot.

        This would be the best hoax to pull off
        ever on the internet.

        If it’s real well I’m okay with some of those names.

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:42 am
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    Why are you so quick to say goodbye to Kira? We don’t know if her name isn’t Kira Rey and she goes by Rey. That is still a possibility.

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:08 am
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    Finn McCool was said to be the leader of The Fianna, a band of warriors set up by the High King of Ireland around 300 BC.

    • December 12, 2014 at 9:45 am
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      ..Uh, yeah.. I think they were thinking about this OTHER ‘Finn’.. named Huckleberry.

      • December 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm
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        Perhaps, if the names are meaningless and have nothing to do with the character. However, if Boyega is some kind of warrior?…

      • December 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm
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        Finn’s name is perfectly explainable PROVIDED he has a magical shape-shifting Dog.

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:17 am
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    My speculation is that the card numbers correspond to the minute that the scene shown in the trailer is shown in the film.

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:36 am
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    Ok guys, my two cents. Star wars names usually come from a meaning in world myth. Remember lucas,is a student of Joseph Campbell. With that said Finn is a Celtic myth of hero that was trained by a great wizard Merlinish. The name means “fair” as in light or good. So there u go. A lot of sources has him as the new luke Skywalker type. Who also will be trained eventually by him.So it makes sense.
    “Rey” is synonymous if totality.. Lisa’s kid???
    But, also in Japanese legends Rey was a character or hero that got power from “a magical sword”
    The other names I’ll check them out too. But I don’t think they are random at all. Remember Han solo’s meaning and qui g on jinn literally means “life force goes spirit”
    So back to lurking

    • December 12, 2014 at 8:09 am
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      who the h*** is lisa

    • December 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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      well, in Japanese; Kiro (pronounced Kee-lo) means the color Gold/Yellow

      Chinese; Ren = People or Person

      so… Gold Man?

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:38 am
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    [Spoiler Caution]

    R e y n a

    Or, they could have changed it.
    It was Rayne in the Arndt script.

    • December 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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      like finn was fett in Arnts script.

      come on.

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:05 am
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    So we have confirmation that the figure with the nifty light-broadsword is in fact a male since it says “Kylo Ren ignites his lightsaber” so that’s something. As for the people complaining about the names, if you had never seen or heard of star wars wouldn’t you think Han and Obi-Wan were stupid names? They’ll be star warsy when the movie ccomes out.

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:11 am
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      Yeah, but we HAVE heard of Star Wars. And a lot of us are not digging these names. I like BB-8; it’s great. But Poe? Finn? I got better names on my old Star Wars CCG cards! Hell, there’s better names in the Legends!
      It’s like their they were thinking:”Hey, it’ll be really cool if we name them all after old authors that have nothing to do with Star Wars.” Kinda like how George thought it would be cool to cast Christpher Lee because he casted Peter Cushing and he should cast both main actors from an old Dracula movie.
      It’s stupid.

      • December 12, 2014 at 7:54 am
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        His point is that there WAS a time when no one had heard of Star Wars…and when Obi-Wan was a name that was brand new to us. I remember…I thought the names we weird at first. The point is that, once you see and know the story and get to know the characters, eventually their names become part of who they are. It happened with the original trilogy…and even with the prequels.

        • December 12, 2014 at 10:02 am
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          I understood his comparison; his comparison, however, is not applicable to a discussion board filled with people who are knowledgeable about Star Wars.

        • December 13, 2014 at 11:40 am
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          He doesn’t get it Darth…

          You are wrong to think that it doesn’t apply Talon.

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:07 am
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    Kylo Ren? Who the H E L L is Kylo Ren?

    Sounds pretty Sithish, maybe he is a Sith pure blood? To recall, Naga Sadow and Exar Kun – these are the names of real sith lords, even when they were half-blooded. I bet that this is a one fantastic misleading FAKE.

    CONFIRMATION PLEASE

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:08 am
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    When all of you find out that Lucas came up with these names you will bitch about them.

  • December 12, 2014 at 6:26 am
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    Rey can be short for Rachel or anything else for all we know.

  • December 12, 2014 at 6:47 am
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    Lucas Film and Disney have both said that they will be releasing fake and real spoilers between now and the release next year. I’d be skeptical of anything from here on out….

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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      Uhhhh… where did they say that? There’s zero logic to play that game when things come from Official channels. Fake rumors and “spoilers”? Maybe. Never from something official like this. These are the names 🙂

      • December 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm
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        ‘Disney and Lucasfilm are actively leaking fake information to spin things different ways and throw people off. In February, the influx of information both true and false will result in apparent contradictions’

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:30 am
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    Thank god we can stop hearing about the solo twins & Pleagueis. Not to say Rey or some other actors couldn’t be solo or Skywalker kids… but I don’t think the next man character will be an Offspring. I guess we’ll see.

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:34 am
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    TO THOSE THAT JUST WHINE AND CRY ABOUT EVERYTHING THEY SEE AND HEAR ON STAR WARS 7, I SAY TRAVEL THE WORLD AND SEE SOME STRAVING CHILDREN WHO ARE DYING. YOU THINK YOU GOT IT HARD WITH ALL YOUR NEGATIVE SHYT ABOUT A TRAILER, OR A FKN NAME, OR A FKN WEAPON ? YOU DONT LIKE ANY IDEAS ON THIS MOVIE, THEN GET THE FK OUT OF HERE. IM TIRED OF ALL THE FKN BABIES THAT CRY ABOUT ALL THIS BULLSHYT. YOU WANT TO BE SAD, GO LOOK AT CHILFREN ACROSS THE WORLD BEING KILLED, RAPED, HUNGRY, ETC ETC ETC. YOU SPOILED MUDDERFKRS ARE JUST SAD TO LISTEN TOO….

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:49 am
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      Your response is juvenile at best, so I’ll remember that you’re likely pretty young and have yet to learn that life has all levels of issues. Just because there are people suffering in horrible ways on this earth, doesn’t mean people can’t share opinions and complaints about lesser things. You yourself, ironically enough, are complaining about people complaining about a movie, all the while people are starving and dying. So….please…enough with the caps lock, false drama, and silly fake spelling of words…and remember this is a discussion forum.

    • December 12, 2014 at 8:16 am
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      nothing actually matters. we fill the time that we have alive with things that make us feel good, like star wars. star wars take long time to come out. people make up detailed personal expectations too early. people disappointed… people complain but eventually will love it wether they admit it or not

    • December 13, 2014 at 9:47 am
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      I for one love the trailer and character names. But also, I’m so happy and thankful I live in a free, amazing country where people are able to be passionate about the arts, and love a story renough to have string feelings. I just don’t like when I’m called pathetic for wanting the original trily theatrical versions in hd. Star Wars existed before 1997!

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:54 am
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    Edgar Allan “Winnie the” Poe?

  • December 12, 2014 at 8:41 am
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    Well surprise , surprise there is hate for the names following on from hate for the trailer which followed on from hate for the title ! so your negativity can only lead to your hate for the movie ! you won’t even give it a fair crack you know why cause your haters & haters gonna hate.

    • December 12, 2014 at 9:11 am
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      Penalty for saying “haters gonna hate”

    • December 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm
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      you are full of shit my friend. I love the title and the trailer, yet, surprise surprise, I don´t like the names. It is allowed to have a different opinion? 🙂

    • December 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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      Hey, I’m here for the discussion man. That said, if we were all force-users, there would be a lot of Siths in the star wars fan-club.
      And I hate everything before I see it in context, which means I don’t hate anything 🙂 except for 100% CGI clone Troopers in ROTS THROUGHOUT, like Come ON!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 9:25 am
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    I wonder if Disney is aware that Poe pronounced in German means “butt” or “ass”. So one of the characters is gonna called “ass”? 😉

    • December 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm
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      It would be the Smart Poe of the movie 🙂

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm
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      Cameron Poe in Con-Air has also not sounds funny. Not even in German.

  • December 12, 2014 at 10:08 am
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    @viralhide why are you so obsessed with your toldja’s? Do you have an ego problem?

  • December 12, 2014 at 10:12 am
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    Here’s my edit of AOTC. I took out everything I felt was wrong with it:

  • December 12, 2014 at 10:18 am
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    Padme. Leia. Rey.
    May, Lay, Ray. Works for me.

  • December 12, 2014 at 10:18 am
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    Wow. Give me a break. Give it context gods sake. Oh ya, luke is REAL original. Han doesn’t sound weird out of context. It’s like you guys are just waiting for something to hate. I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  • December 12, 2014 at 10:26 am
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    Every fan boy thinks they can do it better. That’s a hilarious and incredibly misguided sentiment permeating the current SW culture. PLEASE for everyone’s sake, stfu and enjoy the ride. That’s what entertainment is for.

    • December 12, 2014 at 11:28 am
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      Best said!
      To all over critical wankers who are on the People vs George Lucas bandwagon of crybabies.
      You are INTERNET DRONES sounding like a broken record of Jar Jar Binks drank my childhood.
      I so can’t wait for this movie to come out and see the biggest drawl in film history, then find out how much these sissies spend on merchandise, and diss about it on forums.

      • December 12, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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        I’m just going to wait until it comes out on DVD after all the hype is over.

        If some fans don’t like some of the names I’m cool with that.

        I never did Shmi or Amidala.

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm
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      Or not see the movie and there goes one less
      paid movie ticket .

      Lots of other movies to see that will probably be just as good.

      After all Disney doesn’t care about loss of revenue right?

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm
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    Not liking the names or liking them is perfectly fine by me. I just get irritated by the ridiculous ones. Like Colbert highlighted “childhood ruined, everything ruined”. Those kind are just flat out pathetic!! We can’t all have the “exact” story we want.

  • December 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm
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    Do the card #’s give an indication as to the scene order? Kind of makes sense with the desert scenes at the beginning and then the battles later on.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm
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    so heres the start of all the “NO NO , this doesnt work with the film ive already made in my head , i wanted blah blah yawn ” comments.
    no one will ever make a film that will live up to those peoples expectations.
    the problem with jedi and the pt aint the films , its the expectations piled upon them.

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm
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    Everyone is so busy arguing about the names, they’ve overlooked the obvious clue as to the plot.

    The original TOPPS cards each had a number which put them in chronological order.

    Anyone noticed the order of the numbers on here?

    Rey on her speeder urgently just before Finn is on the run… clearly related.

    X-Wings flying close to the Stormtrooper drop.

    Also, Edgar Allan Poe married his cousin and entered a complete descent in to madness. Worth mentioning.

    Could we have been majorly blindsided by some of the spoilers?

  • December 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm
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    Ha Ha ….just reading some of these comments about the new names and i can’t believe some of the crap that’s been spouted out!

    I mean come on! a name is just a name my grandad is called Finlay, grandad Fin for short he also fought during WWII. It’s what the characters do not what they are named is important! I’ve been a Star Wars fan fr 30 years and i can’t wait for Dec 2015! The trailer was awesome and i’m loving the banter and the odd bit of spoiler here and there but i dont want t know too much other wise there is no point going to see it!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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    To all of you guys that are so sure the wouldn’t name her REY because of its spanish meaning, forget it. They don’t care so much about this, not to avoid a name they want anyway. Count Dooku had his name changed to Dookan, in Brazil, for example, since Dooku sounds exactly like Do Cu, whic in informal portuguese means “from the ass”. Off course, that change was made only on dubbed versions of the PT and CW. But still, they wouldn’t give up on a name they want because of that. the character naming is not just a choice, it’s all about character concepts and creation.

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm
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    Ren/Rey Skywalker/Kenobi good

    Luke is one syllable, Ben is.

    Finn Calrissian/Leonis good. Finn alone too bad for a black, sounds too Scandinavian… to trangress a stereotype, that may be. But these Adventure Time jokes. Jake the Dog please. Andy Serkis can play.

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm
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    I’m just a Poe boy nobody loves me…

    Sorry, had to do it!

  • December 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm
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    Was this JJ’s answer to Spoilerchanman/dude? The IB Times, who steals content more often than they produce their own, reported most of the 4chan rumors as fact. Lulz

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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    One thing is suspicious: these cards have exactly the same frame from the tráiler scenes. Absolutely all of them.

    I can see a well played game by EW and J.J.

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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    [img]http://i61.tinypic.com/x2qhkp.jpg[/img]

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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    “Captain” or “Commander Dameron” has a nice ring to it.

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm
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    Poe Dameron!!! Nicolas Cage character’s name in his film “Con Air” was Cameron Poe!!!
    It seems someone likes this film!!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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    Poe sounds like a teletubbie and Isaac is the coolest. I hope its a surname or its pronounced differently

  • December 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm
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    Sorry just noticed his surname is Dameron Damer Ron or Dame Ron ..how is this pronounced?

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm
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    Correct me if I’m wrong and apologies if I am but wasn’t there a villainous character in the Droids tv cartoon called Kylo Ren??

    • December 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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      In response to my above comment, somebody earlier posted that the character in question was called Kybo Ren. I missed the earlier post so ignore my above post.

  • December 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm
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    The numbers are a code.

    Did no one else catch that JJ said the numbers lead to a surprise?

  • December 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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    It doesn’t appear to make sense, the sequence of the cards. The snow and the desert planet shots are out of sequence. The snow planet scenes don’t happen that early in the film and don’t appear to take place at the same time as the ones on the desert planet. It could be nothing at all. Abrams is just having another big laugh.

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm
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    Ha!! You see?!?
    All of that “Darth Hoohah” NONSENSE you guys were spouting …. “Jaden THIS”, “Jacen THAT” ….
    All of your “but it says in the books ….” BULLSHIT.
    ALL for naught.
    Some of the explanations I read here
    could’ve befuddled George Lucas himself
    as surely he would’ve thought:
    “What in God’s name are you people *talking* about?
    IT’S JUST A MOVIE!!”
    These insanely complex character-naming scenarios
    you dopes came up with, all completely ignoring
    the fact that this is an action-laden
    popcorn movie and nothing more. lol
    Even after being told EXPLICITLY to disallow the books
    as non-canon [and that’s “C-A-N-O-N”, by the way:
    not “C-A-N-N-O-N”] and to just concentrate on the 6 movies,
    STILL you dove headfirst into this shit as if it were real life ….
    Jeezum Crow, will you mouth-breathers just let go already
    and enjoy the movie as it is with trying
    to “interpret” the shit out of it?
    NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE INTRACACIES.

    • December 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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      I’m sticking out my tongue, putting my thumbs in my ears and wiggling my fingers at you…… So there…

      • December 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm
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        Sure, just ignore the FACT that 99% of the people who’ve seen “Star Wars” couldn’t tell you Palaptine’s first name, nor could they give a flying fuck, and a good majority probably don’t even know the name “Palaptine”! lol

        • December 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm
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          yes for me it’s The Emporer all the way

  • December 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm
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    Kylo Ren sounds like some ancient sith lord from TotJ or Kotor! Maybe the first ever Sithlord, who now awakens?

    • December 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm
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      Yeah, that must be it ….
      *sigh*

  • December 12, 2014 at 8:07 pm
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    sounds fake.

    all from the trailer. an easy photoshop-job.

    remember there is another.

    LOBOT!!!!!!!!!

  • December 12, 2014 at 9:13 pm
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    Maybe its Kira Rey

  • December 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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    The only one I’m not sure about is Poe. It’s pretty much the name of a Teletubby. I’m hoping the pronunciation is different but sadly this seems unlikely. The only other ways I can imagine it could be pronounced are “pey” or “pay” (too close to Rey) or…um, “pee” or “poo”

    • December 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm
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      I switched the names around Finn Dameron works better than Poe.

      Finn Dameron has a nicer ring to it.

  • December 12, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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    I honestly have nothing against any of the names. In fact I like them.

    I can’t say the same about the prequels like Jar Jar Binks or Boss Nass.

  • December 13, 2014 at 12:26 am
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    I think JJ is having some xmas fun – look at this logically. If these names WERE real why all the secrecy up until this point. and then a luke warm reveal through entertainment weekly? at some odd hour!!??? I think this a puzzle for us to solve if only we can look past the fanboy in ourselves.. search your feelings, you know this to be true.

  • December 13, 2014 at 3:09 am
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    Checking out the Star Wars site and they have it up on the site about this news.

    The only thing that puzzles me is why wasn’t this released on the Star Wars site in the first place if this was real and not later on? Why the delay?

    Plus a different color is used under the card image then the regular blue line used.
    Why would Star Wars.com use a different color?

    They always used the blue for news.

    • December 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm
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      I guess it was real but the names seem less exciting now than the spoiler names.

  • December 13, 2014 at 3:12 am
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    Well didn’t these forums suddenly get band-wagonlly busy. Finn.. Hipster parents.. 4 shizel.

  • December 13, 2014 at 4:55 am
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    I just told these names to the 8 year old Star Wars fan at my work (boss’ son); his response was “Those are CRAZY names!!!!!”

  • December 13, 2014 at 5:58 am
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    Bill Cosby is playing Darth Spanish Fly, man.

  • December 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm
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    Its so funny Daisy Ridley is name “Rey” the same name of Rey-Phillip Santos who got fired from the film crew.

  • December 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm
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    I AM GETTING NERVOUS ABOYT TFA , I DO NOT WANT A STORMTROOPER AS A PROTAGONIST

    • December 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm
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      He’s a defector, though. It’s just a plot vehicle to start his arc.

  • December 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm
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    I thought the Solos had 3 kids, and Luke had a son called Ben?
    Not looking promising.

    • December 14, 2014 at 6:51 am
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      In what universe would that be?

      Oh yeah—now I remember, in the crappy, already DISCARDED, DISREGARDED, IGNORED, SHUNNED Expanded Universe.

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    Meaning of Star Wars names in Brazilian Portuguese:
    Count Dooku = Conde do Cu = Count Of As.s
    Syfo-Dyas = Se Fodias = You’re Fuck.ed
    Captain Panaka = Capitão Panaca = Captain Idiot
    And many others…
    They’ve changed the names because of that lol

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