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Leaked Star Wars Episode IX poster reveals new characters and much more so, you know, SPOILERS

March 27th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Now, before we go on, we have to say that we can’t confirm if this is legit… although it DOES look real.

Word on the nerdsphere is that the image in the tweet below is the first official piece of art from Star Wars Episode IX that has, you guessed it, leaked.

The image is reportedly NOT a poster but rather a piece of promotional art that will likely appear on teeshirts, posters, cups, you get the idea.

There are a few things to consider in here.

Firstly, no Luke or Leia – Mark Hamill reportedly back as Luke and Carrie Fisher’s unused footage from The Last Jedi being used to put her in the story.

Secondly, Kylo Ren has his helmet back – we’re hearing it will have visible scars and cracks in the movie from being repaired.

The girl beside Chewbacca at the top is called Jannah. The character beside Poe is call Zorii.

The weird alien on the left? No idea.

We also, near the bottom have what appears to be the Knights of Ren! Yes!

And also BB-8 seems to have a sidekick.

Oh, and C3PO seems to be holding Chewbacca nowcaster weapon and shoulder strap! What?! We’ve never in 42 years seem C3PO being physically imposing… is this the time?!

Sadly… no title yet.

That’s all we have for now, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

Star Wars Episode IX arrives this December and will conclude the Skywalker saga.


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….