New set photos from Star Wars: Episode IX reveal the first look at Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and Chewbacca on this new adventure. With J.J. Abrams returning to the director's chair following the departure of Colin Trevorrow, fans have been bracing for high levels of secrecy. This is the standard for all Abrams projects and especially with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But, Lucasfilm has been rather upfront about the film so far, announcing the entire cast that will be back - including Carrie Fisher through the use of old footage.
These updates came as production was gearing up to begin on Star Wars 9 and Abrams even commemorated the first day with a photo of his own. The days that followed led to a great deal of rumors and supposed leaks about the film's plot, even resulting in Richard E. Grant debunking rumors he was playing Grand Admiral Thrawn. Now, some legitimate leaks are here to offer up a first look at several beloved characters.
The Sun revealed several photos from the set of Star Wars 9 that show the return of Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca. The dynamic duo of Poe and Finn are back together once again, while Chewie is also joining them for this adventure. The report from the set described Finn and Poe leaping into action, so a threat must be close by. If so, Poe and Finn won't back down from the challenge.
Quelques autres photos. On y voit également Chewbacca ! pic.twitter.com/wajDU7VeAe— Star Wars Actu France (@StarWarsActuFR) August 23, 2018
The reason for Finn, Poe, and Chewie's travels isn't clear, but they are not alone. A small group is with them that could be fellow Resistance members or even people they are trying to help. If all of these people are part of the Resistance, then they are clearly traveling in small groups after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which left them with much smaller numbers then when it began. There is some speculation that one of the other characters may be Naomi Ackie, but it is too difficult to tell based on the distant photos alone.
Ultimately there isn't too much that these photos can reveal, so their purpose will more so just be to generate further excitement for the sequel. Boyega and Isaac have great chemistry together on screen, and getting to see more of them together is always going to be a highlight. Neither have Poe's vintage jacket he passed on to Finn, so that physical representation of their bond is not present. As filming continues on Star Wars 9, Lucasfilm will surely do their best to keep further looks from surfacing, so enjoy the behind-the-scenes photos while you can.
Source: The Sun
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019