After yesterday’s surge of Star Wars news [keep up to date with it all here], the official site has updates its databank with some information on characters and locations from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including the First Order’s Starkiller Base and its new superweapon, which is “capable of destroying entire star systems”. Check out the list of entries below…
Guavian Death Gang Enforcers
The security soldiers of the Guavian Death Gang wear high impact armor that makes them stand out among other deadly criminals.
Tough and hard-working, B-U4D (Buford) is part of the ground crew that keeps the Resistance starfighters fueled and combat-ready.
Goss Toowers is part of the tireless technical crew that provides mechanical support to the Resistance’s fleet of starfighters.
Ello Asty is a skilled if occasionally reckless X-wing starfighter pilot for the Resistance.
A scavenger and trader who scours frontier worlds for riches, Sarco Plank must wear a specialized mask that keeps his native atmosphere circulating through his alien lungs.
The strong-armed bullies who work for junk dealer Unkar Plutt help keep his scavenging business running on the remote, lawless world of Jakku.
Known as Emmie by the unallied scoundrels on Takodana, ME-8D6 is a protocol droid that is often called upon to translate less-than-legal deals.
First Order Interrogator Droids
Prisoners of the First Order are compelled to divulge their deepest secrets when subjected to the terrible Interrogator Droid under the command of Kylo Ren.
An ice planet converted into a stronghold of the First Order and armed with a fiercely destructive new weapon capable of destroying entire star systems.
Tasu Leech leads the notorious Kanjiklub gang, an intergalactic criminal organization.
PZ-4CO is a constant fixture in Resistance base control rooms, offering tactical data and communications support during important operations.
A vigilant law officer on a mostly lawless world, the tough and humorless Constable Zuvio keeps order in a frontier trading post.
Teedo is a small, brutish scavenger that roams Jakku’s vast wasteland on his semi-mechanical Luggabeast.
Beasts of burden found on frontier worlds, Luggabeasts are semi-mechanical creatures with faces forever hidden behind heavy armor plating.
The modern incarnation of a classic design, the Incom T-70 X-wing fighter is the signature combat craft of the Resistance forces in their fight against the First Order. When missions call for it, ace Resistance pilot Poe Dameron becomes Black Leader, flying a dark-hulled T-70 X-wing starfighter into action.
FO Riot Control
Armed with specialized weapons, the First Order’s Riot Control Stormtroopers are trained to subdue crowds in the most ruthlessly efficient manner possible.
FO Star Destroyer ‘Finalizer’
With a dagger-shaped silhouette reminiscent of the Imperial battleships of yesteryear, the Finalizer is a First Order Star Destroyer.
Specialized Stormtroopers of the First Order, Flametroopers carry incendiary weapons that can transform any battlefield into an infernal blaze.
The First Order deploys these fast, maneuverable gunboats for combat in subzero climates.
Soldiers of the Resistance are well trained and well equipped, but must rely on hit-and-run tactics when faced with the overwhelming might of the First Order.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.