The highly anticipated seventh episode in the Star Wars series, The Force Awakens, which will be released December 18, will feature several returning characters as well as a host of new ones. Here is a guide to the characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Finn: The film’s unlikely hero. Because he’s a Stormtrooper, not any racist reasons.
Kylo Ren: An extremely powerful villain with the ability to transform himself into countless internet commenters’ avatars
Rey: She’s the orphan in this one
Poe Dameron: X-Wing fighter pilot who spends the film under military board review following the accidental bombing of an Ewok wedding
Captain Phasma: Character who will almost certainly march down an aisle between two massive formations of Stormtroopers
BB-8: An adorable droid that contains the black box recording of X-Wing 322’s final terrifying moments
Admiral Goop: Commander of the Sludge Resistance
R2-D2: Retired astromech droid reluctantly pulled back into the game for one last score
C-3PO: A far more fully developed character than in previous films, the humanoid robot’s name is finally revealed in the new trilogy to stand for Chris 3PO
Han Solo: The galactic smuggler returns with a silent 30-second pause during every shot he appears in to account for moviegoers’ cheering
Outer Space: In many ways, outer space is so important to The Force Awakens that it’s a character in the film in its own right
Leia Organa: A veteran of the Resistance from a time in intergalactic history when sexism could be a little more overt
Chewbacca: Token Wookiee character
Luke Skywalker: Seriously, where is he in the trailers? What does this mean? He went to the dark side, didn’t he? Oh, man, we knew it. We fucking knew it.