With “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” having dominated the global box office, all attention has now been turned towards this year’s film from a galaxy far, far away — “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.” There’s still not a lot known about the film, as no footage has been released nor has a synopsis made its way online. So far all we have are the words of director Rian Johnson, who has showed off the opening crawl and talked about his influences.
Soon, though, we will get plenty of information on “The Last Jedi” as the PR machine revs up. We got a taste of it just this morning, as the official “Star Wars” Twitter account showed off the toy packaging that will land in stores on September 1 (a.k.a. Force Friday II).
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 16, 2017
The packaging may not reveal much in the way of the film’s plot, but it does reveal more about what Poe, Rey and Finn will look like in the film. For one thing, all three characters will appear on the packaging as opposed to the “Force Awakens” toys, which just featured Kylo Ren. Poe is wearing his classic X-wing fighter pilot helmet, and it looks like Finn is still wearing his Rebel jacket. Rey seems to still be wearing the outfit she wore at the end of “Force Awakens,” although she seems to be sporting a new hairstyle.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, “The Last Jedi,” stars returning actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis, and is set to open on December 15.
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