J.J. Abrams Explains How He Picked the New ‘Star Wars’ Character Names

In Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Preview issue, we take a trip to a galaxy far, far away for new photos and info about J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens.

Beyond revealing the reason that led Abrams to sign on to the project — the question “Who is Luke Skywalker?” was enough to hook him — the issue also details how the filmmaker came up with the names of the new characters.

Here’s how Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma and more came into existence. More on the story on Huffington Post