Someone needs to remind Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (Brick) that when you direct something as huge as a Star Wars film, there’s no way you can control everything that’s being put out there — so it’s probably best not to make “guarantees” that things won’t be spoiled.
When asked yesterday about the possibility of Jedi toys and merchandise spoiling key parts of the film’s storyline, Johnson seemed pretty confident that what you see is what you get and nothing more:
It would appear that Topps either missed the memo or was on vacation during that group meeting; because according to StarWarsNewsNet, it would appear that their Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi trading card line gives away the basic outline of the entire story in chronological order.
The base card list you see above came directly from Topps’ website and lists the order of the trading cards in the series, but what’s of real importance are the cards listed under Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
91 Rey’s Solitude; 92 General Leia Organa; 93 Rey and her Lightsaber; 94 On Crait; 95 Rushing to Attack; 96 Finn’s Recovery; 97 Poe Responds; 98 The Fury of Kylo Ren; 99 Shards of the Past; 100 Luke’s Grim Perspective; 101 Ski Speeder Assault; 102 Walkers Incoming; 103 The Resistance; 104 The Resistance X-wing; 105 The Resistance A-wing; 106 The Battle Commences; 107 Frigates Under Fire; 108 The Resistance Vs. The First Order; 109 The Millennium Falcon Flees; and 110 Heroes United.
While a number of these key plot points are already well known, the info that Topps released does offer some new information and raises some new questions. It would appear that the film will have at least two major battles, with the battle on Crait actually taking place earlier in the film and not at the end like many first thought.
Does Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) “grim perspective” have anything to do with Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) training, or with feelings from the past haunting Luke’s future? When the heroes reunite at the end of the film, will we finally get our long-awaited family reunion between General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Luke? What can we read into the fact that the ending to Jedi echoes of the ending to The Empire Strikes Back?
Topps’ Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi set features a throwback design and the hobby boxes (retailing for $79.99) contain two premiums, with at least one being an autograph and the other being either an autograph, emblem, sketch or printing plate.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15th.