Director J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, recently revealed the names of characters seen in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens via a retro series of Topps-style trading cards. The full collection of digital trading cards are available to view online at Entertainment Weekly‘s Inside Movies news blog. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently scheduled to release in theaters on December 18, 2015.
That was the catchphrase of the Topps trading card company, which in addition to baseball players and comic book characters put out a series of collectible cards featuring scenes and characters from around the galaxy for the original 1977 ‘Star Wars‘ movie. There were five rounds of Topps cards for that movie, each one designated by a different color, with red and blue leading the line-up.
There’s certainly much more to reveal. We haven’t yet seen Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, or Max von Sydow—let alone any of the veteran stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher. And we’ve heard, but not seen, Andy Serkis. (read more)
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