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Via EW
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Now that we have thoroughly meme-ed our way through the first official trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens," J.J. Abrams has revealed some of the names of the new characters to Entertainment Weekly in a series of trading cards.

Finally, that little rolling ball droid has a name! BB-8.

The X-Wing pilot played by Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, the guy with the controversial cross lightsaber is Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley is Rey, and John Boyega is Finn.

Abrams says there is a reason each card has its specific number, and wouldn't reveal much else.

"I'm only sorry we couldn't give everyone a stick of gum," he said.

Only 1 more year to go!

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JJ Abrams catches a lot of flak for his (over)use of lens flares. So it was only fitting that the recently released Star Wars Episode VII teaser trailer get a flaring of its own.

star wars news official crossguard lightsaber explanation
Via Collider
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Remember when the crossguard saber was first revealed and we all went a little nuts whining about how ridiculous it was? Just me?

A new Star Wars exhibit at Disneyland offers the official explanation, and it's one that makes a lot of sense: those cross-beams are exhaust, not silly additional blades.

I guess this is out of the question, then?

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Star Wars' newest soccer ball, er, droid, got to make his stage debut today, and gosh isn't he just the cutest thing?  I really wish they would make a roomba version of this so I could have him rolling around my house.