Top 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Spoilers Confirmed - Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma & More Characters, Rumors Revealed

By Jon Niles | May 04, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
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In celebration of May the 4th (be with you!) ahead of the December 18, 2015 release date of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, photos from a new cover story for the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair have been released, confirming a number of rumors and spoilers concerning characters and cast members of the film. So far we've learned about the characters Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and Maz Kanata. These roles are portrayed by stars Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong'o, thus confirming casting rumors. Let's examine these new confirmed reports against past speculation and spoilers below!

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Perhaps the biggest piece of news, but also the most talked about and speculated is that Driver is Kylo Ren, the new Sith-like villain of the movie. We're not sure if he's a Sith or even a Dark Jedi, but we've definitely figured that the Girls star was the mysterious black-cloaked character from the original teaser trailer. It was just kind of expected knowing his look and talents that he'd take on the sinister role. Read our recent coverage of this character reveal right here!

As soon as the rumors and character description around Captain Phasma leaked to the public, we all placed Game of Thrones starlet Gwendoline Christie in the role. Our first glimpse of the character took place in the second teaser trailer for the movie, thus making us wonder about the character once again. This week, photos of Phasma confirmed the casting rumors and the spoilers that leaked earlier in the year. Head over to IGN to see an image of this character.

This new Vanity Fair story also featured and image and some video footage of Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in some CGI, motion capture equipment. Obviously we will see some new alien-like creature with Nyong'o's voice or something like that, but we do know that this character is Maz Kanata. We also know that she is a leader of space pirates that will come into play in this new movie. We previously reported on this leaked information, which this week has been confirmed!

These are the main rumors and spoilers that have been confirmed today. What do you think about this news?

Although these other rumors and spoilers have been confirmed, there are still plenty out there that we're still speculating on and trying to figure out. For instance, we still don't know who or what Andy Serkis is portraying in the film, though we do know that he isn't doing any motion-capture work for the movie.

What other Force Awakens rumors are out there that haven't been confirmed this week? Let us know in the comments section below!

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