Where Are They Now? The Cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Six months have passed since Star Wars: The Force Awakens stormed into movie theaters. Along the way, box office records were broken, careers were changed, and fanboys wept. All in a day's work for the Star Wars universe.

Since all of that happened so long ago (but not in a galaxy far away), it's time to catch up with the cast and see where life has taken them today. 

Harrison Ford

Ford, who played Han Solo, returned to perhaps his most iconic role in attempt to win back fans who were mad at him for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And boy did he deliver, bringing back a little bit of fun to the Star Wars movies.

How did Ford take advantage of his return to the universe? He parlayed the success into a role in the new Blade Runner film and appears to be reprising his role as Dr. Jones in the upcoming film Indy 5: Retirement Home or Bust.

One can only hope this new found success leads to a studio decision to make a sequel to Air Force One.

Oscar Isaac

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Isaac, as Poe Dameron, is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. He has also won our hearts as the coolest guy on the planet. 

Daisy Ridley

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Ridley is reprising her role as Rey and currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. And is also British. And also pretty cool. 

Adam Driver

Driver is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. His alter ego, Kylo Ren, likes to tweet things from time to time.


BB-8's unexpected rise to fame brought it what every aspiring actor desires: fortunes and invites to all the hippest Hollywood parties involving Ashton Kutcher. BB-8 was the talk of the town, adored by kids and adults alike.

The droid attended events left and right, turning the new found center of attention into its own personal platform. BB-8 spoke of donating money to charities, helping out third-world countries and fighting battles on the home front for Droid's rights. It did all of this while balancing a healthy social life, as BB-8 was seen canoodling at parties with starlets ranging from Brie Larson to Ridley to Meryl Streep.

BB-8's penchant for burning the candles at both ends eventually caught up with it. The droid was forgetting to go to interviews, refusing to take photographs, and had several run-ins with the law. There was even talk Sean Penn took BB-8 with him on his interview of El Chapo, though those rumblings were never confirmed. 

Rumors of being difficult to work with kept BB-8 from getting roles in the next Transformers movie and the Baywatch movie. The droid even was found one night in the back corner of a Baltimore drug den, passed out with a needle in one of its sockets.

Turning to Ben Affleck for guidance, BB-8 found again the spirit to work. A trip to the Betty Ford Clinic also helped. Now clean and sober with a renewed hope in life, the droid is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Dante Briggins

Briggins was seen as a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens. Taking advantage of the success of the film, Briggins has five projects lined up over the next year. He can be seen as an Area 51 soldier in the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence.

He's also currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, reprising his role as a Stormtrooper.

Kate Fleetwood

Fleetwood appeared as a First Order Officer. She was recently in a television adaptation of War and Peace. She is not currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, as it can be assumed her character was killed in the explosion on Star Killer Base.

John Boyega

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Boyega, as Finn, is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. He may or may not still be wearing the jacket given to him by Poe Dameron. On the set and off.

Mark Hamill

Hamill, as the legendary Luke Skywalker, has not promised anything in regards to Star Wars: Episode VIII, which he is currently filming. It is assumed that Hamill will have a larger part in the new film, perhaps even doubling his screen time from ten seconds to twenty.

Carrie Fisher

Fisher, in her role as Leia, is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII. She is also pretty active on social media, often displaying her strong Twitter game.

I can't believe how everyone has changed so much! Time really does fly and it was good to catch up on the lives of some of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


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