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Meet Rose, the first new character from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

April 14th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With Star Wars Celebration underway at the minute we have been getting lots of cool stuff… the teaser trailer and poster (here) for The Last Jedi have arrived and yesterday we got a look a the new animates short series focusing on the ladies of the Star Wars universe called Forces of Destiny (here).

And today we got our first look at a brand new character in the movie called Rose and played by actress Kelly Marie Tran.

Nothing much has been revealed about the character except that she’s, according to director Rian Johnson, an everywoman who works in maintenance for the Resistance, but who will come to play a much bigger role.

“This possibility that any of us could step up and become a hero, that’s where Rose comes from,” Johnson said:  “She’s not a soldier, she’s not looking to be a hero. But she gets pulled into a very big adventure with Finn.”

So there you have it… meet Rose, the first new character from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out on the 15th December

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….