Star Wars 7: Adam Driver & Domhnall Gleeson Roles Revealed

Kylo Ren Star Wars Art

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced they would begin work on Star Wars: Episode VII, they weren't just bringing back the saga and building off the beloved original trilogy that concluded in the early '80s, they were bringing back its stars too.

We all know about the big three returning heroes, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker - who all made surprise appearances during the Star Wars 7 panel presentation at San Diego Comic-Con moments ago. And we know of the new heroes as well, officially revealed at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, but when it comes to the villains, it's been a little more mysterious because that's just how director J.J. Abrams operates.

But no longer will the secret be kept! Surprising absolutely no one, but putting smiles on the faces of 6100 attendees sitting in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center - many of whom lined up yesterday to get in - Adam Driver was confirmed (officially and finally) to be playing The Force Awakens antagonist Kylo Ren. We know him as the black cloaked figure wielding the unique, old school crossguard red lightsaber from the trailers.

We already know Gwendoline Christie is playing the badass elite Stormtrooper, Captain Phasma (who has her own Twitter hashtag as of today), who may or may not be hunting new heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega).

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