The world of Star Wars is so immensely vast that if one were to sit down and try to list all the characters, planets, ships, weapons, droids – well, you get the idea: you’d be in for a very lengthy fact finding mission. There’s no doubt that this sort of depth and richness is all part of what makes the Star Wars universe so infinitely engaging.
It’s been decades since the films of the original trilogy were released - and now fans will get to learn about what events took place, which characters were involved, and how these things all link together to create the environments that the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will inhabit. Perhaps what’s even more exciting about the Star Wars universe are the aspects of the film that director J.J. Abrams and LucasFilm have created that are now slowly being revealed to the public.
With the release of The Force Awakens a little over a month away and with the film having been weighing on the minds of fans for more than 3 years now, these continuous slow reveals have provided endless discussion and spurned on imaginations everywhere. With each new disclosure regarding droids, planets or characters, the puzzle that’s come to represent The Force Awakens get a little bigger and a little more complex.
The latest Force Awakens reveal? A character by the name of Constable Zuvio, who has not previously appeared in the film's official trailer marketing (though his action figure has already been released). You can have a look at that fellow (via Empire), below:
Empire is reporting that Constable Zuvio (as described by Lucasfilm) is a “vigilant law officer on a mostly lawless world [who] keeps order in a frontier trading post” - a “tough and humourless” player, at that. Nothing has been offered as to who plays him in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, what world he keeps order on (Jakku by the look of it), and/or exactly what sort of alien creature he is.
At first glance, Zuvio’s masked cohorts are vaguely reminiscent of Boushh, the Ubese bounty hunter that Princess Leia disguised herself as in Return of the Jedi. While clearly not the same character, Zuvio does make his living keeping order within a lawless world – which is not an altogether dissimilar career path from that of a bounty hunter. At this point, it’s just conjecture; all will be revealed in full come this December, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released.
Until then, continue to question what’s what – it wouldn’t be a Star Wars film without fan debate, after all.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th, 2015, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th, 2016, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26th, 2017, and the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25th, 2018. Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to reach theaters in 2019, followed by the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.