'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Topps Releases New Image Of Rey
Eager Star Wars fans just received another look at Luke’s new apprentice, Rey, in Star Wars: The [...]
Eager Star Wars fans just received another look at Luke's new apprentice, Rey, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, courtesy of Topps.
The profile shot of Rey (Daisy Ridley) is the first card in Topps' "Countdown to Episode 8" promotion, in which they reveal one card related to the new film each day and make it available to purchase of a limited time. There are 20 exclusive cards in all and fans will need to collect all 20 of them to complete the Star Wars the Last Jedi movie poster puzzle using their backsides.
This card is called "Rey Encounters Luke Skywalker." Take a look below.
Rey may be encountering her new mentor in this image, but Mark Hamill has explained the if Rey is expecting a sage hermit like the one Luke found in Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope then she is going to be disappointed.
"[Director] Rian Johnson could have just made me another benevolent Jedi teacher but, you know, we've seen that before," Hamill said. "And no one can do it better than Sir Alec Guinness. Instead, this Luke is a broken warrior. And he sees dread in this young pupil, rather than new hope."
Ridley has explained that Rey is adrift after awakening to her Force abilities in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"She doesn't really know what she wants," said Ridley. "She really is trying to do the right thing and morally, her compass is really pointing north…The Resistance is really not that much to her. I mean, she's been left her whole life, and very quickly is eager to sort of help other people, which is wonderful. She wants to be part of something. I mean, everyone wants to be part of something."
Rey hopes that Luke Skywalker can point her in the right direction, but Luke seems to fear that Rey will fall to the dark side like his nephew, Kylo Ren. Fans will have to wait and see how Rey's fate unfolds.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15, 2017. It will be followed by Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019. The next standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will release on May 25, 2018.0comments