Newswire: The deluge of Star Wars news continues with character and toy details, marketing deals

With the D23 Disney fan expo this weekend, plenty of Star Wars fans were eagerly anticipating a new trailer for The Force Awakens, anticipation director J.J. Abrams is more than happy to crush. “We are showing no footage, behind the scenes or otherwise [this weekend],” Abrams tells Entertainment Weekly. “In the fall, there’ll be a trailer.”

But while there might not be a new trailer, an international TV spot recently discovered on a Korean YouTube channel features a new shot of the extremely well staffed First Order, and yesterday EW was granted exclusive stills from the new film. In the interview accompanying the stills, Abrams spoke to EW about how the names came about for the new characters in the Star Wars universe.

George Lucas may be maligned because of the disappointing prequel trilogy, but boy did he have a way with character names. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan …

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