New “Star Wars: Episode 9” leaked poster reveals new characters

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Rey The Last Jedi

Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

A newly leaked retail poster features a possible first look at new characters in the final iteration of the current “Star Wars” trilogy, costume changes of current characters, and the debut of Zorii (likely played by Keri Russell) and the Knights of Ren.

“Star Wars” fans have been going crazy as they wait for the last film in the current trilogy. Many have questions pertaining to wild rumors surrounding the film, and most importantly, they want to know the film’s official name. Today, a new poster, alleged to be in promotion of the new film, was leaked on Reddit and it has been taking the internet by storm.

Star Wars Episode 9 poster
Credit: redditor u/BigChickenBrock

Pictured above, Rey takes center stage as she can be seen in a new white outfit with her blue lightsaber, which was destroyed in her battle against Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” To the right of her, we see what is believed to be Naomi Ackie as Jannah.

Found under Jannah is a helmeted character which many fans online believe to be Keri Russell’s Zorii. Inverse reports that in a podcast discussing various rumors and spoilers, a description of the character sounds very similar to what is depicted in the image above. “Keri Russell’s outfit is rose gold, extremely fancy like a Stormtrooper but with the armor split into triangles on a purple suit. Her helmet has the shape of an Olympic cycling helmet.”

The new graphic also pictures Kylo Ren wearing a new cracked helmet and a ton of red Stormtroopers at the bottom of the poster, which haven’t been seen in previous films.

If you look to the left of the poster, you’ll come across seven figures dressed similarly to Kylo Ren, which many believe are the Knights of Ren. For those not familiar, these figures were first seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in a flashback. However, in the film’s flashback, there were seven, which has sparked some confusion by fans why the poster would only show six.

Star Wars fight under the rain
Credit: Lucasfilm

As this is what is believed to be a “rough first draft” image that has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, the image does also contain a few elements that are making fans question its legitimacy. For example, Makinstarwars points out that the alien next to Finn is a digital mock-up and not the suit filmed on set.

What are your thoughts on this new possible poster for “Star Wars: Episode 9”? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Makingstarwars, Inverse, Gamesradar

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