As anticipation continues to build for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi fans have become pretty well-acquainted with most of the major characters who will be appearing in the film. Obviously, Rey, Finn, and Poe will be returning as the main trio, while Luke Skywalker’s more prominent role is a big source of excitement. But for fans who are still looking for any new piece of information before The Last Jedi’s big debut, today we have a closer look at a few of the characters who have not received as much of the spotlight.
We Got This Covered shared some more images, including several Star Wars Topps trading cards, giving a closer new and returning characters. Among the familiar newcomers from The Force Awakens, like Captain Phasma, and the returning favorites, like Chewbacca, are a few names that haven't been prominently featured in The Last Jedi's marketing, such as Admiral Ackbar. Interestingly enough, Ackbar's presence in The Last Jedi will make his participation in the sequel trilogy far more prominent than in the original trilogy, where he only appeared at the end of Return of the Jedi, garnering franchise fame for his “It’s a trap!” line that has endured as one of the internet's most popular memes.
General Hux is also featured. After suffering defeat at the end of The Force Awakens, the First Order's public figurehead is going to want to push his advantage as Supreme Leader Snoke and Kylo Ren handle darker business from the shadows at the heart of the First Order. Hux and Ren coexist due to their common allegiance, but the two have shown clear signs of disagreement that are bound to come to a head as they jockey for power.
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Then we have the most hyped newcomer: the Porgs. While they've already drawn many comparisons to the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, the creatures are bound to play a drastically different role in the film. Not too much is known about the Porgs right now, except that there will be some residing on the island of Ahch-To, where Rey hopes to train with the exiled Luke Skywalker.
While the Topps cards certainly don't reveal any plot details or feature the characters in any sort of action, they're nonetheless a great look at the characters we've only seen briefly, or not at all, particularly Luke, who only briefly appeared at the end of The Force Awakens. He's finally been featured in marketing for The Last Jedi, but, outside of his voiceover, even the first trailer didn't highlight the character outside of a shadowy appearance at the end
Source: We Got This Covered
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