This is happening people! Check out this freshly released look at the packaging for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Along with the announcement that Sept. 1st will see the return of Force Friday!
Courtesy of our friends at Disney/Lucasfilm:
“The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, uniting fans across five continents in an unprecedented global live unboxing event ahead of thousands of midnight openings at retail,” says Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited to confirm that Star Wars Force Friday is back for ‘The Last Jedi’. Plans for this year’s world-wide event are top secret but expect something befitting the excitement around the next episode of the Star Wars saga.”
Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Toys from the new line were revealed via a global live-stream unboxing event that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.
Additionally, we get a pretty exciting look at Rey, Finn and Poe:
Also being revealed today is a first look at packaging for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products which feature leading heroes: Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn. The trio will be featured on Star Wars packaging beginning September 1, 2017.
I’m very much a fan of the fierce Rey look and seeing a return of the Jedi Steps attire. Finn still has Poe’s jacket. It suits him.
Lucasfilm also announced Wednesday that Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy & The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson will be in attendance at a special event Friday at Star Wars Celebration Orlando – along with “plenty of surprises and special guests.”
Rian Johnson posted the announcement with a special first look at the First Order Stormtroopers:
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