SPOILER ALERT: Some of this information could be considered SPOILERS because if you don’t want any SPOILERS for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, turn back now or proceed with caution.
Even though ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is meant to wrap up the “Skywalker Saga” which consists of eight movies so far, stretching all the way back to 1977, there appears to still be room for even more new
toys characters. One mysterious action figure is Zorri Bliss, who will be played by Keri Russell. She has been described as a “masked scoundrel” located in the ‘Thieves’ Quarter of the snow-dusted world Kijimi.” Russell herself described her as:
“She has a little bit of a checkered past and maybe some questionable morals, but she’s really an old friend of Poe’s. I think the entrance of Zorri is there to describe more of who he was, y’know, in a very intimate way and a familiar way, and the friends are sort of like, ‘What do you mean, you know him?’”
Reportedly, in the ‘Rise of Skywalker’, the shady individuals who don’t have an allegiance to either the Resistance or the First Order are going to be forced to pick a side. In the past, while certain guns for hire, like Boba Fett have simply lent themselves to whoever can afford their rates, others, like a certain Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian have followed their consciences and wound up on the side of the heroes.
Based on a previously released poster, however, it looks as though Bliss will end up on the side of her “old friend” Poe. While a photograph isn’t likely to offer much insight, two new images of Bliss have arrived.
As is tradition, Vanity Fair was given exclusive access to the cast and crew and the legendary Annie Leibovitz photographed the cast in costume, and that includes Russell in her Zorri Bliss gear. You can see that below:
Her helmet is on, so we don’t see Russell’s face. Will she look normal? Will she have an eyepatch? Or green skin? We don’t know yet!
Her helmet certainly brings to mind Boba Fett. Others have pointed out that her helmet also looks like The Rocketeer’s. I’m sure that’s a coincidence.
The next image arrives courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
Hmmm, what is that? A coin? A recording device? Once again, we’ll see.
Answers will be revealed when ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ opens on December 20.