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Two more characters revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Back in May, Vanity Fair introduced audiences to a few key Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters, like Adam Driver's Kylo Ren and Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma.

Originally two of the characters in the exclusive Vanity Fair spread were thought to be alien extras of little importance to the actual film, but according to news that came out of a New York Comic Con panel, they're integral to the story.

Vulture is reporting that one of the characters pictured in the original spread (the girl in the middle cozying up to the giant alien looking creature) is named Bazine. She'll receive her own short story written by Delilah Dawson before the movie premieres. The story is scheduled to be released on Nov. 24.

Also pictured in the centerfold, to the very right, is a figure dressed all in red. The character, aptly named "The Crimson Corsair" will receive his very own story penned by veteran Star Wars expansive universe author Alan Dean Foster entitled "The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku."

As Vanity Fair points out, while the characters will obviously be making an appearance in The Force Awakens, the timing of their own individual spinoff stories will tie in nicely with Rogue One, the upcoming Star Wars film being helmed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec. 17 and will reportedly run 136 minutes. Check out a video detailing the characters from San Diego Comic Con below: