Fans are expecting to learn a lot more about the upcoming Star Wars movie, and maybe get their hands on some awesome collectibles, at the Force Friday II event this week.
A lot of items are set to go on sale in promotion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Many of them will be a surprise to fans, but others are starting to trickle out in advance and offering a new look at the characters that will be featured in the new movie. These images in particular were sported on the r/starwarsleaks Reddit section.
While it's pretty obvious that we know where one of the images comes from, the other is slightly more mysterious.
But given that Lucasfilm and Disney have not revealed a lot about the merchandise to be released on Force Friday, and that most of what we do know has come from leaks and companies ignoring street dates for the products, we're expecting a ton of information and rumors to be gleaned about the movie from the products.
Whether we're looking at mysteries involving Supreme Leader Snoke or deciphering the reasons behind Luke Skywalker going into self-imposed exile, theories are bound to run rampant.
Check out the photos below and see if you can learn any of the hidden secrets of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
One of the products hitting shelves is a puzzle portraying a classic movie-style poster, almost like the ones Drew Struzan is known for painting, with photos of the characters. The poster features all of the main players including Luke and Leia, Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn, Poe, Captain Phasma, Chewbacca, newcomer Rose, and the droids.
While this will not likely be featured at theaters, it’s pretty encouraging to see some of the products include the classic imagery that's sure to make fans feel nostalgic.
The puzzle image offers hints into the epic scope typically found in a Star Wars movie, including battles between starships and assault vehicles. The A-Wing gets a prominent feature while the new Heavy Assault Walkers also make an appearance.
It's interesting to see how Rey's lightsaber splits the sides down the middle, with most members of the Resistance on one side and the First Order forces on the other.
Interesting to note is Finn featured prominently on the First Order's side, as well as General Leia Organa. We know Finn goes on an undercover mission alongside Rose in the movie, but why is Leia on that side?
The other image’s source is unclear. It shows Kylo Ren kneeling with his helmet on the ground before him. He’s flanked by Snoke’s Praetorian Guards, one holding a sectioned sword and the other with a spear. Their armors look similar, but their helmets are different.
In this image, Snoke looms large in the background, hinting at his imposing figure we’ve seen in toys that have already reached the public.
In the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren barely escapes the destruction of the Starkiller Base, reporting to Snoke himself to finish his training in the wake of the First Order’s defeat.
We’ve seen clips of Adam Driver doing fight training in three-on-one battles from the behind-the-scenes reel released at D23. Will Kylo go up against his fellow Knights of Ren or members of the Praetorian Guard?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.