Lucasfilm has kept a lot of details about the new Star Wars film close to the chest, only revealing the new trailer a couple of weeks ago. But while some of the specific plot points have been intentionally guarded for fear of spoiling, new character biographies have recently been revealed for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The new details come courtesy of the official Japanese website for the upcoming movie, which provide some insight into the new film and also reveal some intriguing information for some of the main characters.
Some of these write-ups seem a little obvious while other details have been revealed in interviews or through other means, but there is some interesting new tidbits in here.
For example, the bio for Poe Dameron hints that he’ll be feared by both the First Order AND the Resistance. But what threat could the ace pilot present to his allies? While we know Leia Organa and Vice Admiral Holdo will have differing opinions on how to fight against the First Order, it could put Poe in a position where one side sees his tactics as dangerous or counter productive.
Another bio provides some insight into Kylo Ren’s thought process after suffering multiple humiliating setbacks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With Rey besting him in combat, the destruction of the Starkiller Base, and the Resistance discovering the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, he hasn’t exactly found his way on the Supreme Leader’s good side.
Check out the bios on the following pages and see for yourself what you can expect when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres.
Poe: Now that the conflict between the First Order and the Resistance has escalated into total war, Poe is a shining as a leader of a courageous flying battalion. But while he is brave and a skilled pilot, both the First Order and the Resistance alike are starting to fear his dedication to the war effort.
BB-8: A cute ball-shaped droid faithful to Poe Dameron who provided data key to finding Luke Skywalker.
General Leia Organa: Leia Organa, whose son betrayed her and fell to the Dark Side, is leading the struggling Resistance fleet. General Leia takes advantage of her decades of experience in order to halt the First Order’s advances.
C-3PO: The ever-worrying protocol droid C-3PO is more anxious than ever with the threat of the First Order on the horizon, but he continues to serve General Leia Organa faithfully.
Maz Kanata: After Maz lost her castle, she has been forced to take a more active role and take advantage of her ties to the criminal underworld. She will provide crucial assistance to the Resistance in their fight against First Order, making use of every connection she has.
Kylo Ren: Humiliated by his defeat at Rey’s hands, Kylo Ren redoubles his efforts to crush the Resistance. However, although his powers in the Dark Side continue to increase, it is still not enough to impress his shadowy mentor – First Order Supreme Leader Snoke.
Supreme Leader Snoke: Snoke, the shadowy leader of the First Order, finally emerges from the shadows to lead the First Order to victory after the destruction of Starkiller Base.
General Armitage Hux: Although Starkiller Base has been destroyed, the New Republic’s leadership was eradicated by the superweapon’s only firing at Hux’s command. From the bridge of the Finalizer, Hux issues commands to pursue the Resistance.
Captain Phasma: Captain Phasma, known for her characteristic metallic armor, escaped from Starkiller Base shortly before it was destroyed. Taking command of the Stormtrooper Corps, Phasma is determined to destroy the Resistance and settle a private grudge.
Rey: Rey, now aware of the awakening power of the Force, travels to the hidden world of Ahch-To. She is looking for Luke Skywalker, who is the last Jedi Master in the Galaxy and the last hope for the Resistance. Rey was hoping to find a legendary hero – she instead found a man who disagrees with her expectations.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker: After his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order was ruined, Luke Skywalker disappeared from the Galaxy in search of answers, leading him to the planet Ahch-To. Though he seems intent to live out a modest lifestyle away from the war, the Resistance needs the hero who defeated Darth Vader to stand a chance against the First Order.
Chewbacca: Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca, a faithful navigator, is now accompanying Rey on her quest to find Luke Skywalker.
R2-D2: A droid with various abilities, ranging from maneuvering of spacecraft to decryption. R2-D2 has slept ever since Luke parted ways from the droid, but the Astromech was able to reactivate and lead the Resistance to Luke’s hiding place.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.
[h/t] Star Wars News Net