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Names of five new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed
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Names of five new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed

The names of a number of key characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been revealed. 

Producer Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams have revealed official confirmation of the names of several characters by releasing baseball-style trading card graphics to Entertainment WeeklyThree of the names in question are of the characters played by Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. 

Boyega will play a stormtrooper named Finn, while Ridley is portraying a speeder driver being called Rey and Isaac an X-Wing pilot known as Poe Dameron.

The rollerball robot seen a number of times in the trailer is known as BB-8, while the Sith warrior we see at the end is named Kylo Ren.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due for release on December 18th in 2015. A short teaser trailer was unveiled late last month and you can see it in full below. 

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