REY British actress Daisy Ridley, 23, plays Rey, a desert scavenger on the world of Jakku, a junkyard planet littered with remnants of a great battle between the New Republic and the Galactic Empire. KYLO REN Gawky man-child Adam Driver from is the new villain, a Force-sensitive human in touch with his Dark Side. His lightsaber is an ancient crossguard design in which raw power vents from a primary blade. POE DAMERON Oscar Isaac, one of the best young actors around, (
is a former pilot in the Resistance, and a member of Black Squadron. BB-8 is his loyal droid. GENERAL HUX Domhall Gleeson (again,
plays a cruel leader of the First Order who is keen to let the galaxy know how powerful he is. FINN John Boyega is a runaway Stormtrooper and trained warrior, Finn, who crashes on Jakku but survives and meets Rey. HAN SOLO Harrison Ford, 73, is back as the smuggler from the planet Corellia who achieved galactic fame as a member of the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic. PRINCESS LEIA Leia Organa Solo is a Forcesensitive human, the daughter of a fallen Jedi knight and the twin sister of Luke Skywalker. Raised as a princess, she becomes a key member of the Alliance to restore the Republic. And she loves Han. R2-D2 An astromech android trusted by Leia to bring a copy of the Death Star plans to the Jedi master, Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Tattooine. LUKE SKYWALKER Mark Hammill plays a Force-sensitive human who helped defeat the Galactic Empire and found the New Republic. Son of the fallen Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker, he’s back, older, bearded, and hooded like a monk. CHEWBACCA Chewie to his friends, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) is a legendary Wookiee and co-pilot of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon. C-3PO A bipedal, golden humanoid android who talks like Jeeves and is programmed for etiquette and protocol. He’s back, with an unexplained red arm.