The Canto Bight Police from Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been revealed through the movie's official Topps card collection. Everyone knows what the main characters look like at this point, and many of the sequel's intriguing new supporting characters have been revealed through trailers and stills. The same can be said for the city Canto Bight, the home of a casino that appears to be an upper-class version of the Mos Eisley Cantina.
Filled with wealthy elitists who live safely away from the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance (and gamble a lot), Canto Bight will also be the site of a special mission that Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) undergo for the Resistance, and that's where they could encounter the Canto Bight Police - a group of characters that had not been seen in the flesh until now.
Topps unveiled a new collectible card via Twitter on Friday, depicting two officers of the Canto Bight Police "collecting information" from what looks like a concerned citizen. The card will be available for a limited time at the Topps website for $9.99. The characters had previously been revealed through new toys based on them, but this is the first clear look at them from the actual movie. Visually evoking stormtroopers and imperial officers, the Canto Bight Police certainly don't look like they're interested in serving or protecting the Resistance. Check out the new card below:
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It's highly likely that the police are looking for Finn and Rose when they question people on Canto Bight. That could mean the pair are actually a step ahead of them, and ostensibly the First Order as well. It's already known that they will pose as First Order officers as part of their mission, and that they will need to find Benicio del Toro's mysterious "DJ" at Canto Bight and visit the casino along the way.
Since the Canto Bight Police are getting their own toys and cards, it's hard to imagine they wouldn't get some legit screen time when Finn, Rose, and potentially others visit the city on the new desert planet Cantonica. Mark Hamill used the words "massive" and "epic" to describe the production of the Canto Bight sequence in The Last Jedi, meaning it could culminate in some kind of chase or battle scene involving the police. These officers will ultimately play relatively minor roles in the movie, but they could be pivotal to the fate of Finn and Rose's mission.
The promotion of the Canto Bight Police implies they will be some formidable bad guys in the casino city, but they could also fade into the background - or disappear entirely. The Force Awakens' Constable Zuvio got his own toys, but was virtually nonexistent in the movie. It's possible that this card is the only appearance of the Canto Bight Police in The Last Jedi, but it's clear that they will be part of one of the sequel's biggest and most important set pieces.
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- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019