Lucasfilm might be trying its best to keep Star Wars: Episode IX’s secrets under wraps, but with the film in the middle of production, leaks have been making their way online.
According to Express, one of the newest leaks that’s made its way from Episode IX set in the UK says that not only are going to see Jabba the Hutt’s relatives, but they’re also going to see the “Huttslayer” making pacts with the Star Wars underworld.
Knowing that the Resistance’s numbers dwindled to a ship full of members in The Last Jedi, fans expect Leia (Carrie Fisher), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaacs) and the others to gather more members to the cause.
Early pictures taken from the set of Episode IX show Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca going out in teams in a grassy planet to potentially make new allies. Now, word has it that Leia will try to make pacts with the criminal underground, and that includes the huts.
"The Hutts are to be involved but will refuse at first and want nothing to do with the Hutt-slayer,” says the newest leak from Episode IX.
While there’s still no proof whether or not the leaks have any morsel of truth to it, it would definitely be interesting to see Leia trying to make deals with the Hutts. Star Wars fans all know that Leia was once being held slave by Jabba the Hutt in the original trilogy film, The Return of the Jedi. In her slave bikini, Leia takes her chains and uses them to strangle Jabba to death.
After that, in Claudia Grey’s Bloodline Star Wars novel, Leia becomes known as the Huttslayer, a nickname given to the princess by the Nikto, a race of aliens that the Hutt clan employs as enforcers for their syndicate.
Could we really see the Huttslayer making deals with the Hutts for the Resistance in Episode IX? Let’s wait and see.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits cinemas on December 20, 2019.