When Star Wars finally returned in 2015 with The Force Awakens, much of the hype surrounding the film had to do with the franchise's biggest characters — Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa — all returning to the series for the first time since 1983's Return of the Jedi. But after the film premiered, many of the film's new characters — such as Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren — quickly gained huge fanbases of their own. Now, with the next Star Wars film on the way, fans are anxious to meet the new characters in The Last Jedi.
Of course, the film will still feature a number of returning characters. Luke and Leia are back, as are Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and all of the other major players from the original trilogy (except Han Solo, R.I.P.). Fans will also see the return of the new favorites that were introduced in The Force Awakens, and are expecting to find out more about mysterious characters like Rey, Snoke, and Captain Phasma. But perhaps most intriguing are the characters whom fans know basically nothing about, the newbies, and there are a bunch of them. The Last Jedifeatures new heroes, new villains, and new alien species that are sure to gain a cult following, so take a look below for the full known list.