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First 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Poster Leaked ... With New Characters Revealed?

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(Image credit: J.J. Abrams (Lucasfilm))

An image purported to be a "Star Wars: Episode IX" poster is floating around on the interwebs. Our sister site GamesRadar+ picked is up here (opens in new tab):

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That's right — C-3PO with a bowcaster. Why didn't he ever use that skill in the other movies?

On a more serious note, there's a number of new characters present: a fish-head alien over Finn's shoulder, a woman with a fluttering cape next to Chewbacca, and a character that probably isn't the Purple Ranger next to Poe Dameron.

According to purported leaked character sheets over at MakingStarWars.net, those last two would be "Jannah" and "Zorri."

If "Jannah" sounds familiar to you, you might be thinking of the now-non-canon daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa, Jaina Solo. Naomi Ackie was previously cast for an undisclosed role in Star Wars: Episode IX, and this could be her.

GamesRadar+ speculates that the helmeted Zorri is Keri Russell's character.

Also in the image is a new group shot of what appears to be the Knights of Ren, who were seen briefly in Force Awakens.

Check out the full poster at GamesRadar+.

"Star Wars: Episode IX" is due out December 20.

  Originally published on Newsarama.  

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)