Director JJ Abrams is well known for his secrecy, and it has been revealed today that Disney had to really push him to allow the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer be unleashed so early. However, while usually one for hiding as much as possible (and we love him for it), Abrams has now shared with EW some really cool Topps trading cards, in the design of the collectible cards released in 1977 for A New Hope.
The cards reveal the first names of everyone we saw in the incredible teaser trailer.
Oscar Isaac is X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is speeder driver Rey, John Boyega is Stormtooper armor-clad Finn, BB-8 is a baby droid and an unnamed actor is lightsaber-wielding villain Kylo Ren.
Smartly, no surnames are shown for lead characters Rey and Finn, which is clever considering there are rumours saying that both could be descendants of some of the original characters like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia.
Check out the cards below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga.