J.J. ABRAMS: REY and FINN's Last Names in STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS Are Purposely Secret

Stills from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" production
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What's in a name?

If Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is to be believed, quite a lot.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the director divulged that it was no accident that the full names of main characters Finn and Rey (played by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, respectively) had yet to be revealed. “I will only say about that that it is completely intentional that their last names aren’t public record,” said Abrams.

While the director stayed mum on revealing new details about Finn and Rey, he did share details about a new character - Teedo, seen riding a large armored creature called a "luggabeast" in photos released Wednesday. Teedo is played by Kiran Shah, an actor and stuntman who is a veteran of Star Wars films dating back to Return of the Jedi.

Abrams also dropped some details about General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson, one of the leaders of the First Order, the military organization formed in the wake of the Empire. According to the director, Hux is young for a general, and longs for an opportunity to show the First Order's military strength.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015.

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