We are getting down to the wire, y”all! “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a little over two months away and somehow Lucasfilm is keeping the hype train rolling smoothly without unveiling any new information. Think about it. Every trailer, every clip, every poster has used the same imagery we”ve already seen…repackaged slightly for flavor. It”s impressive, really.
But every now and then new tidbits come to life. We know Han Solo and Chewbacca are returning to the big screen. We know they have the Millennium Falcon. We even know they”re on Jakku. What we didn”t know – but assumed from behind-the-scenes footage and images – was if our favorite smugglers were involved with Rey.
Thanks to Topps Star Wars trading cards, now there is definitive proof that not only does Rey know Han and Chewie…but she knows them well enough to pilot that hunk of junk.
The trading card clearly shows Rey in the pilot”s seat of the Falcon, Chewbacca by her side. This raises the question of who exactly is piloting the ship during the climatic scene in the trailer? Maybe Han is manning the turrets, or maybe he”s not even there.
BONUS! Is Poe Dameron walking on sand here? Is this the first hint – outside of a certain MicroMachines toy – that the X-Wing pilot is on Jakku?
Head over to io9 to see all 50+ “The Force Awakens” trading cards!