Star Wars Force Friday Merch Reveals First Look at Rey and Finn in The Last Jedi


Lucasfilm set a date for Force Friday 2017 and gave us our first look at what Rey, Finn and Poe will look like in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Now that the dust has settled following the release of Rogue One, expect more and more Star Wars news to come out for The Last Jedi. The annual Star Wars Celebration takes place in April, which is the next major event on the Lucasfilm calendar. More importantly, our first teaser for Episode VIII will probably be released during the event.

Today we also learned that Star Wars has a date set for Force Friday. The new annual event — which is not the same as May 4th a.k.a. Star Wars Day — is a day when a lot of Star Wars merchandise goes on sale and big Lucasfilm partners unveil promotional toys and figures for the upcoming film. This year, Force Friday takes place on Sept. 1.

Upon announcement, Star Wars also released a promotional image that includes our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe as they will appear in The Last Jedi.

Obviously, Rey’s sporting a new hairdo. Instead of the now iconic triple bun mohawk she made famous in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she opted for a freer approach a la Luke’s semi-bohemian look from the end of the film. Plus, Finn’s wearing Poe’s jacket (Well, I guess we can stop referring to it as Poe’s jacket now. He did say, “Keep it. It looks good on you.”) and the shirt underneath is not entirely dissimilar to the garb he wore at the end of the film. However, we can’t rule out Jedi robes either. (I’m sorry there are no developments to report on Poe Dameron.)

I mean, I don’t want to read too much into anything but if I had to caption some facial expressions, Rey looks ready to get down to business and Finn looks like he, at least, can walk.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on Dec. 15, but don’t forget to mark your calendars for Force Friday on Sept. 1. Hopefully, they’ll have Rey dolls front and center without repeating 2015’s “Where’s Rey?” debacle.