Thanks to a Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we now know what Supreme Leader Snoke - the Force-sensitive leader of the First Order - looks like in the flesh. While Star Wars fans have been talking a lot of late about the production woes of next year's Han Solo and 2019's Episode IX - which just lost its director - the theatrical release of The Last Jedi is fast-approaching (with less than 100 days left now). With promotion for the film starting to kick things up a notch, the past few weeks have seen more and more tie-in images and toys arrive for the film.
Last week, dozens of new toys were unleashed for Star Wars as part of Lucasfilm's Force Froday II event, with a good number of the items being connected to The Last Jedi. Thanks to the unveiling and other recent reveals, The Last Jedi managed to lead in social media buzz last week. And with less than 100 days to go until the movie arrives in theaters, the film should only continue to dominate online conversations. Now, fans have their best look yet at the villain of the next Star Wars film thanks to another promotional item.
Making Star Wars got their hands on a new Topps trading card for The Last Jedi that puts the spotlight on Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke (see the image below). Though we saw the character in gigantic hologram form in The Force Awakens, this year's film will bring audiences up close and personal with the First Order leader.
With his disfigured visage, Snoke continues to bring to mind other Star Wars villains - namely, Emperor Palpatine. While The Last Jedi reportedly won't reveal too much about Snoke's backstory, it's likely that the villain will gain plenty of humanizing and shading in the film.
Along with the new look at Snoke, all sorts of images have been released for the various characters of The Last Jedi. The latest issue of Empire features a new cover featuring Luke and Rey, along with a photo that shows Finn and Rose in the Canto Bight casino.
Of course, all of these toys and promotional images can't fill the void of a full trailer for the movie. While The Last Jedi teaser and behind-the-scenes video that have been officially released so far offer many glimpses of the new movie, fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a full-length trailer. Fortunately, such a promo should be coming along soon.
Source: Making Star Wars
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