While everyone is waiting for the official reveal of Star Wars Episode IX to take place in Celebration 2019 next month, some new promo images from the film have managed to leak online. While we get new looks for characters like Rey, Poe, and Finn, we also have confirmation of the names of new characters being played by Keri Russell and Naomi Ackie.
As it turns out, Russell is playing Zorii while Ackie is playing a character named Jannah:
A few characters from E9. Lando seems to be back in his old Solo outfit. pic.twitter.com/Efh5Fl6Xy4— That Junkman (@ThatJunkman) March 27, 2019
Thanks to some earlier leaked footage, we’ve seen images of Jannah, and it seems that she’s part of a Resistance branch that will be working with Poe and Finn. While this universe already has bowcasters like Chewbacca’s, Jannah looks to be wielding a classic bow and arrow. It’s a tad primitive for Star Wars, but maybe it has some kind of special kick to it (like Chirrut’s bowcaster in Rogue One).
Admittedly not much has leaked about the character Zorii. Some have been guessing that she’ll be related to Rey, but I think she’s just another specialized soldier for the First Order like Phasma was. Besides her specialized helmet, I think it’s curious that she has the same color scheme as Admiral Holdo. Do you think she comes from the same planet?
For now, everyone is expecting the big Episode IX reveal to happen during Celebration 2019. After months of waiting, it’s high time Lucasfilm started building up hype for Episode IX. Hopefully, J.J. Abrams ends the series with a bang.
Catch Star Wars Episode IX in theaters Dec. 20.