Star Wars 7 Characters Who Will Probably Die

They say the only sure things in life are death and taxes. And that's doubly true when it comes to Star Wars. Okay, so we're not really sure if the remnants of the Galactic Empire are still levying taxes, but we're quite confident a lot of characters are going to die in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And some of them, in fact, we even want to die! Here's a look at those characters who will probably (and in some cases, hopefully) bite the big one in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Jar-Jar Binks

What, you don't think everyone's favorite gungan will be in Star Wars VII? Maybe not. But if there's one thing we learned from Star Trek Into Darkness, it's that J.J. Abrams is not afraid of some hardcore fan service. And what would make the fans happier than getting the chance to see Jar-Jar die a horrible death? Hopefully this is one dream that will finally come true.

Han Solo

On the other hand, Han Solo is a character we definitely do not want to see die. But there is one person who has been hoping Han Solo would die for a very long time—and that person is Harrison Ford. Yes, Ford has been outspoken over the years about his disdain for the character, and even admitted that he tried to talk George Lucas into killing off Han during the original trilogy. So why would he sign up to play everyone's favorite smuggler again? Probably because he got assurances from Disney that this time, Han will finally die and fulfill Ford's wish. Sigh.

General Hux

The new military mind in charge of things on the Empire's side is one General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson. Which is another way of saying that Gleeson's character needs to be fitted for a pine box—or maybe a carbonite casket is more his speed. Why? Well, is there any job in film history with a life expectancy shorter than "Imperial Officer"? If Grand Moff Tarkin couldn't survive, you think this dude is going to make it? Heck, the Empire sometimes kills their own officers just for backtalk! No, like General Grievous before him, we expect Hux to be a one-film wonder.

Kanan Jarrus: The Last Padawan

This is a bit of a shot in the dark considering most people have never heard of Kanan Jarrus, plus we also have no idea if he's going to even be in the film. But rumor has it that the legendary Max von Sydow will be playing an elderly version of Star Wars Rebels hero Kanan, also known as "The Last Padawan" and the "Cowboy Jedi." That being the case, expect Kanan to go the way of Obi Wan and Yoda before him. After all, what's more inspiring to young new heroes than the haunting death of a beloved mentor?

Captain Phasma

Pros: she looks totally awesome, and everyone loves Gwendoline Christie. Cons: Darth Vader and Boba Fett also looked totally awesome, and everyone loved them, yet that didn't stop either of them from biting the big one. It's possible Phasma might at least survive this Episode, but we wouldn't bet the moisture farm on it. Look on the bright side, though: thanks to that sweet armor, at least she'll leave a good looking corpse when she goes.


Before Jar-Jar, there was adorable little Wicket the Ewok. The Star Wars universe's answer to Teddy Ruxpin, Wicket was beloved by children of all ages, except for those old enough to think. Those kids, like everyone else in the world, wanted to punt the little furball back to The Muppet Show. Now, more than 30 years later, it seems as though fans may finally get their wish, as Wicket's actor, Warwick Davis, has been confirmed for the cast of The Force Awakens. Revenge truly is a dish best served cold.

Kylo Ren

So, remember the rule about the Sith, where there are always two of them, a master and an apprentice? Here's the other unspoken part of that rule: the apprentice is usually doomed. Yeah, Kylo Ren looks like he's going to be the baddest of badasses, and that might have tricked you into thinking he's the big villain of the new trilogy. But Darth Maul seemed like the real deal too, and he didn't make it out of his first film. Ditto for Count Dooku. Kylo may be cool, but it's his master who's likely to actually live to see Episode VIII.