SPOILER ALERT: This article contains mild SPOILERS for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Proceed with caution or turn back!
Force Friday has become a new tradition as Disney lifts the heavy veil of secrecy regarding its upcoming ‘Star Wars’ flick, in this case, Episode VIII, ‘The Last Jedi’. This was the first opportunity that fans had to snap up new toys and other merchandise, while at the same time, not spoiling the experience of viewing the film for the first time. But not a lot of plot details can be inferred from action figures, LEGOs, posters and tee shirts, there are a few items that can give a lot away, such as books and, as it turns out, trading cards.
The cards are NOT devoted simply to ‘The Last Jedi’. Only the last 20 cards are devoted to that film. The bulk are devoted to the existing movies. But even if you purchase these cards and don’t find many actual ‘Last Jedi’ cards, the checklist, which includes the names of each, could be considered spoilers.
Proceed with caution! If you don’t want to read them, turn back!
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Initial reports concluded that just these titles gave away the entire storyline of the movie. No, not fine details but broad enough strokes that one could use to at least put together a general story arc. There was even speculation that the final card, #110 – Heroes United, implied that at the end of the movie, the heroic forces gathered for a final stand against the First Order. This follows card #109 – The Millennium Falcon Flees, which brings to mind the ending of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the middle chapter of the original trilogy. It would be fitting for ‘The Last Jedi’ to pay homage to this seminal film with a similar action toward the end of this one.
However, don’t read too much into this. Yes, the card titles are what they are, but Topps has reached out to say that the ‘Last Jedi’ cards are not in chronological order. It appears that this card set lived up to its name ‘Journey To The Last Jedi’, but revisiting the prior films that have led up to this point and simply offering an appetizer sampler of images from the upcoming release, in no particular order.
If you want to go into ‘The Last Jedi’ completely cold… well, you probably aren’t reading this. But also, you may want to skip these cards. But if you don’t mind a tiny sample, check them out. They are available now if they haven’t sold out in your area.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ premieres in American theaters on December 15, 2017.
Source: Digital Spy