A New Closer Look at Poe, Rose, Finn and the Fathiers in The Last Jedi

Yesterday we showed you two new The Last Jedi standees showing Luke Skywalker on both the light and the dark side (similar to the IMAX standee revealed a few days earlier). Our friend James Baney from The Resistance Broadcast podcast recently spotted the standee in a local theater and took some close-up photos, giving us a much better look at the fathiers (aka Space Horses) and Poe Dameron’s necklace.



If you’re not familiar with the fathiers, I suggest you first read this article, in which the majestic alien creatures are described as extremely fast, and thanks to that grace and speed they are exploited by Canto Bight casinos in races for gambling purposes.


Here are the close-up photos of the standees:



The shot with the fathiers perfectly matches the set photo we’ve seen from Dubrovnik (Canto Bight) during filming. As a refresher, you can read this article of ours where we discuss this. It seems as though Finn and Rose might find themselves in some trouble with Canto Bight police, running away on one of these fathiers in what develops into a street chase. Perhaps The First Order has installed spies on Canto Bight searching for any members of the Resistance, especially a “traitor” such as Finn. The standee shows additional fathiers as well, so perhaps they let them all loose before they flee to add an element of confusion to their escape. I am really looking forward to the Canto Bight sequence in The Last Jedi, especially since the trailer didn’t reveal a single shot, leaving the sequence in the film as fresh as possible for us when we finally see the movie.


The second close-up photo shows Poe Dameron wearing a necklace of sorts. It looks like a stone or a crystal, or perhaps even a ring? Whether this necklace will be important to Poe’s story arc is unknown, but it seems rather deliberately displayed. We certainly would like to know more about it, as we don’t recall him wearing anything like that in The Force Awakens or other previously released The Last Jedi shots and stills.


What do you think of the Space Horses (a.k.a. fathiers)? Are you as excited about the Canto Bight sequence as we are? Also, what’s your take on that curious necklace we see around Poe’s neck? Is it meaningless, or something more?



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20 thoughts on “A New Closer Look at Poe, Rose, Finn and the Fathiers in The Last Jedi

  • October 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Maybe it’s a Kyber crystal? Perhaps he will give it to Luke who needs a new one since his is now red haha.

    • October 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      I didn´t read it, but there was some new comic around explaining some friendship between Luke and Poe´s mother. I wonder it could come from there.

  • October 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Would be neat to see at least part of a fathier race like a Star Wars Belmont Race.

    • October 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      They look like taun tauns.

      • October 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm

        I’m calling it. Finn gets stuffed inside a Fathier.

  • October 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I’m wondering if Rose’s sister is actually the girlfriend or fiancee of Poe’s … that Poe’s wearing the ring around his neck to honor her.

    It would certainly be an easy way to integrate the Ticos into the story.

    • October 18, 2017 at 6:39 am

      It’s as if thousands of gay fans cried out and were suddenly silenced.

    • October 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      I guess it can be some kind of kyber crystal necklace, what link us to Rogue One if we ignore the ending.
      I believe in the comics, I have not read them, there is some information about Poe, his mother, Luke… It is possible the origin could be there.

  • October 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The Spaces Horses provide a more profound plot point than most people realize, as they are able to speak. Luke had owned one during the post-ROTJ training academy but lost it. The third act of TLJ focuses on he and Rey searching for his long lost pet. One jumps onscreen and says “Luke, I am your fathier!”. He gets up on his hind legs – super cute! Reunion, happy ending etc.

    • October 18, 2017 at 2:11 am

      “Luke, I am your fathier!”.

      Love it!

  • October 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Maybe it’s a promise necklace from Finn.

  • October 18, 2017 at 12:58 am

    it’s a vile of Finn’s tears.

  • October 18, 2017 at 1:24 am

    So Poe is Star Wars’ James Dean now?

  • October 18, 2017 at 2:57 am

    List of unnecessary-screentime-wasting- tangential characters in TLJ: Rose.

    • October 18, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Wow…you’ve already seen it? How is it?

      • October 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm

        He has such a weird vendetta against a character he knows next to nothing about, it’s exasperating.

        • October 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm

          So, he basically already established a long list of reasons why he isn’t going to enjoy a movie he knows next to nothing about. That’s absolutely great, because it’s only a detriment to his own experience, and it’s only his fault. He’ll waste money and time on something that he set himself up not to enjoy 🙂

    • October 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Since you know this already, does Luke use his green lightsaber? Does Lando have a cameo? Does Leia die?

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