Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is still just about a year away, but it looks like we've already gotten a good glimpse of the characters we'll be rooting for and against when The Force Awakens hits theaters next December. How? Well, you can thank a Chinese toy manufacturer.
Today's leak is not as big a leak as the "Dystopian Star Wars" leak from just a while ago, but it's hard to top that sort of spill-all-the-beans spoilerfest. This time, though, it looks like some of the prototype action figures for the inevitable Force Awakens line of toys have leaked in some images posted to a Chinese web forum. The figures, of course, aren't confirmed, but the fact that Hunter PR asked RebelScum to take them down seems to indicate that they're legit.
The leaked figures include John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey, Rey's spherical BB-8 droid, and a mysterious masked character, believed by some to be Kylo Ren, who may be the character shown with the wonky lightsaber in the teaser. There's also fan-favorite Chewbacca, who apparently doesn't have a robotic hand, as was rumored previously.
What can we learn from these leaked action figures that wasn't already revealed in the record-breaking Star Wars Episode VII teaser? Well, aside from Chewbacca's hand, not a whole lot. The action figures would appear to confirm that Boyega will be ditching that Stormtrooper gear for some civilian clothes over the course of the film. That's to be expected, considering previous leaks about the film indicated that Boyega will figure largely into The Force Awakens' action, and it's unlikely he'd be doing all that in a Stormtrooper getup.
If that one character isn't Kylo Ren, it could also be The Force Awakens' rumored Imperial Inquisitor. That character is reportedly being played by Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie, who's pretty tall herself. Taking a look at the figure's stature in comparison to Boyega's Finn, it's not too hard to imagine that this is supposed to be the 6'3" Christie's Inquisitor.
Unfortunately, we don't get any names attached to the figures, so it's impossible to tell, but we did also get a closer look at Ren/Inquisitor's helmet, courtesy of Indie Revolver.
Awesome, right? Truth. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits theaters in December of next year. If you're like most people, you can barely wait by this point. Fear not, though, Star Wars fans. We'll probably find out more about The Force Awakens when the trailer for the picture hits theaters alongside Avengers: Age of Ultron this summer.