New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

Points for style, JJ Abrams.

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

Yet more proof that JJ Abrams knows what Star Wars fans want — trading cards that reveal the names of several Episode VII characters. The new images were shared with Entertainment Weekly Thursday, formally introducing us to the characters we saw in the first trailer, which dropped on Thanksgiving.

John Boyega is playing a stormtrooper named Finn while Daisy Ridley is playing Rey and Oscar Isaac's rebel pilot is named Poe Dameron, and that mysterious Sith-looking dude in black is Kylo Ren. Most importantly the "soccer ball droid" is BB-8.

What do you think of the new names?

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

New 'Star Wars' Character Names Revealed via Trading Cards

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