Daisy Ridley will play Rey, a scavenger from the desert planet of Jakku who does everything for herself and is very solitary until she “meets another character”. That’s when her adventure begins, according to Ridley.
That so called “other character” is John Boyega’s stormtrooper Finn. He won’t confirm if he’s good or evil but did reveal that he couldn’t tell his parents he was in the movie until the cast photo was released. “I just told them I was filming 24” he said.
And as for Oscar Isaac, well he’ll be playing Poe Dameron, “the best frickin pilot in the galaxy” who’s been sent on a mission by a “certain princess”. He just so happens to come across John Boyega’s character and then their futures are “forever intertwined”.