Although The Force Awakens is pretty accessible to viewers new to the Star Wars universe, it is definitely a better experience if you've done your homework. Here are 10 infographics that will tell you everything you need to know about the franchise: 

 

1. Here is the Star Wars Canonical Timeline so you know what is happening when

Star Wars Canon Timeline

by indiewire

 

2. This is how all the characters from previous installments are related to each other

by Joe Stone

 

3. Here is everything you need to know about the Millenium Falcon and why it's so important

via Infographics