Perhaps you've seen this mysterious creature lurking around the local toy shop as part of the big Force Friday launch back in September. If there was one action figure left hanging on shelves, it was probably Constable Zuvio. But you can't really blame the character. He has yet to be fully introduced. And it's only now, thanks to Empire Online that we're finally getting our first official look at the big eyed alien in the saucer hat as he will appear in the movie.
We're almost exactly one month away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving in theaters on December 18. And the final marketing push is in full swing. You can expect new characters, scenes and spoilers to be further revealed as we head towards the big premiere. And we begin with this creepy looking officer of the law. Who is Constable Zuvio?
He's a brand new character created by Star Wars: The Force Awakens writers J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. And he's definitely a 'force' to be reckoned with. Constable Zuvio was first seen in promo art and action figure form, making his big debut a couple of months ago. He is described as a vigilant law officer on a mostly lawless world. Residing on the desert planet of Jakku, he keeps order in a frontier trading post. And he is known for his tough exterior and lack of a sense of humor.
Nothing else has been revealed about Constable Zuvio at this time. And it isn't known how he fits into the overall story. But we believe he'll have some thing to do with BB-8 falling into the possession of desert scavenger Rey. At this time, his alien race has not been revealed. And we do not know which actor is playing him. It hasn't even been confirmed that he's on Jakku, but that's where the photo places him.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still upholding its sacred shroud of secrecy. And while we're allowed to gaze upon this strange alien with our own eyes, we're not allowed to know any more of his backstory until he arrives on the big screen in exactly 32 days. As you can see, there are plenty of surprises sure to come our way on opening night as all is revealed. Though, we have a feeling that Constable Zuvio won't be eating up too much screen time. We hear he's in the movie less than Anakin's slave master Watto in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Take a look and let us know what you think of this guy and his colorful uniform.