Star Wars: The Force Awakens Artwork Reveals Design Of Villain Kylo Ren; Full Cast List Appears Online


As the two undisputed juggernauts of the comic industry, DC and Marvel have been stealing headlines left, right and center as both studios gear up for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Avengers: Age of Ultron, respectively. However, this weekend will host a very special annual celebration devoted to all things Star Wars, and as the event gets underway later today, promotional art for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has appeared online that serves up our first real look at the design of the film’s overarching villain, Kylo Ren.

When he’s not wielding that rather menacing three-part lightsaber from the original trailer, Ren commands an army of stormtroppers, and the artwork below is decidedly old school, conjuring up an image reminiscent of Darth Vader et al. from the original trilogy.

With J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy poised to take to the stage later today in Anaheim, it’s very likely that we’ll see Ren in action by the end of the day. Besides, with a new trailer for The Force Awakens primed to debut alongside – if not before – Age of Ultron, fans will no doubt be very familiar with the mysterious big bad before the sequel lands in December.

Speaking of which, a leaked casting list has surfaced that appears to detail the entire cast list of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While it hasn’t been confirmed by Disney, we’ve included it below, allowing you to get acquainted with the likely players before the anticipated film makes its bow on December 18.

Han Solo
(Queen) Leia
Luke Skywalker
Rey (Kira)
Kylo Ren
Poe Dameron
C-3PO (See-Threepio)
The General (Gleeson)
Uber (Serkis)
R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)
Wounded Stormtrooper (Village)
The Vicar
Junk Dealer
Junk Minion 1
Snowtrooper #12 (Falcon)
Salvage Station Bully (Desert Set)
Scared Villager
Captain Phasma
Star Destroyer Colonel
Rose’s Pub Barman (C049)
Evil Castle Teach #1
Brance (Rebel)
Rebel 1 Major Ematt
Rebel 2 Captain Trilla
Rebel Admiral
Evil Castle Officer #1
Evil Castle Officer #2
Gorwyn (Rebel Pilot)
Rebel Pilot #1 (Duncan)
Evil Castle Tech (Weapons)
Stormtrooper #1 (Village)
Star Destroyer Bridge Teach #2
Stormtrooper 2 (Village)
Gang member Mod #1
Gang member Rocker #1
“Bus Stop” Mother
“Bus Stop” Son
Lieutenant Mitaka
Naka (Flashback)
Local Trader (Flashback)
Young Luke Skywalker (Flashback)
Stormtrooper #10
Rebel Pilot
Rebel Pilot N.N.
Rebel Pilot #3
Rebel Tech #1
Rebel Tech #2
Captain Trilla
Stormtrooper #11
Stormtrooper #3 (Kylo Ren’s Request)
Stormtrooper #5 (Woods)
Snowtrooper #7 (Snow Steal)
Stormtrooper #8 (Door to Ramparts)
Evil Castle Tech (Scared)
Star Destroyer Bridge Tech #1
Star Destroyer Technician
Evil Castle Tech #4
Evil Castle Tech #5
Salvage Station Bully 2
Gang Member Rocker #2
Rose’s Pub Patron #1
Rose’s Pub Patron #2
Rose’s Pub Patron #3
Fat Cat (Flashback)
Gangsters Mill
Rebel Tech #3
Dr. Kalonia
Rebel Tech. #4