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Cross-Section
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(08-09-2017, 05:23 PM)
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And, naturally, that means a bunch of exclusive online articles and photos.



Slideshow with a mix of old and new images (the latter of which are posted below).








Part One of the cover story: Can Rey save Luke Skywalker from his own darkness?



Perhaps the only thing more unsettling than meeting your enemy is coming face-to-face with your hero.

That’s where the Star Wars saga left us at the end of The Force Awakens, with Daisy Ridley’s Rey standing atop a craggy, windswept island, holding out Luke Skywalker’s long-lost family lightsaber to the man she knew only as a legend. But in The Last Jedi, she actually has much further to go to find the warrior who inspired all those old stories.

This isn’t the Luke she’s heard about. It’s not the one we know either.

This is a broken man. One who would have preferred to stay lost. And he feels the same way about that lightsaber.

Part Two: With Finn and Rose, a 'big deal' is redeemed by 'a nobody'

We’ve already seen John Boyega’s conscience-stricken Stormtrooper try to escape from a life of wrongdoing. In The Last Jedi, Finn finds himself ready to abandon the good guys, too.

You can’t blame him. He has been critically wounded by a lightsaber attack that still burns and has never quite healed. He watched Han Solo, another reluctant hero, die horribly at the hands of his own son.

Finn did his part. Starkiller base has been destroyed. Now he wants out.

Part Three: Meet the porgs and 'The Caretakers' from Luke Skywalker's island

Part Four: Supreme Leader Snoke emerges with elite Praetorian Guard

In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren will venture to the side of one of his malevolent icons, and fans will finally get their wish to see the enigmatic tyrant in the flesh.

Supreme Leader Snoke only appeared in The Force Awakens via hologram, but in the new film out Dec. 15, the towering character (performed via motion-capture by Andy Serkis) will finally emerge from hiding.

These will be his protectors – the Praetorian Guard, a variation on the crimson-cloaked Imperial guards who flanked the Emperor in Return of the Jedi.

Part Five: In her final role, Carrie Fisher restores hope for Leia Organa

After Carrie Fisher’s unexpected death in December, The Last Jedi will mark her final performance as Leia Organa — the Star Wars character who went from orphan to princess, to spy, to senator, and finally general of the Resistance.

She remains a light that will never go out in the galaxy.

“Her character to some degree or another has been defined by loss through this whole saga, starting with the loss of her home planet. She’s just taken hit after hit, and she’s borne it, and she focuses on moving forward and the task at hand,” says writer-director Rian Johnson.

Part Six: New details on Benicio Del Toro's devious character

All we know for sure is that Del Toro plays a man who goes by the name “DJ.” And his shabby appearance suggests someone familiar with the underbelly of the galaxy.

As part of EW’s cover story about The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has revealed a little more.

Here’s the official one-liner on him: “DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”

Part Seven: Rey takes her first steps toward uncovering her family history

Rey’s family has become the “Rosebud” of Star Wars: Who are they? What’s their significance? How will that revelation shape her destiny?

The mystery was introduced in The Force Awakens when Daisy Ridley’s desert scavenger touched the ancestral Skywalker lightsaber and saw a series of visions, including a starship abandoning a much younger version of herself on the junkyard world of Jakku.

Now, The Last Jedi will finally resolve the question that fans have been debating for two years.

Part Eight: Kylo Ren's humiliation — and other tales from the Star Wars dark side

As we close out EW’s cover story on The Last Jedi, let’s take a trip into the dark side of the galaxy.

Most of the previous stories have focused on the heroes of the Star Wars saga and the new film’s theme about the risks and rewards of meeting those you idolize.

Here’s a look at some of the villains, and a tease of what to expect from them when the film opens on Dec. 15.

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Sephzilla
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(08-09-2017, 05:24 PM)
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Old Man Luke looks awesome. Still not digging the altered Kylo Ren outfit though
Afrocious
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I thought it was confirmed Jedi in 'The Last Jedi' is plural.
Sanjuro
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Who is The Last Jedi?
Bobby Roberts
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Originally Posted by Sephzilla

Old Man Luke looks awesome. Still not digging the altered Kylo Ren outfit though

It's basically the exact same except there's a cape now, right?

Originally Posted by Afrocious

I thought it was confirmed Jedi in 'The Last Jedi' is plural.

It was confirmed that other countries were translating the title to mean it was plural, but Rian Johnson has said he meant for it to be singular.

Luke is the Last Jedi.
strafer
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(08-09-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Is it just me or is Lukes beard crooked?
Tom Nook
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CAN'T

FUCKING

WAIT
Toa TAK
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Rey Skywalker looks fierce in that cover.
effingvic
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(08-09-2017, 05:26 PM)
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The outfits look so damn good
Afrocious
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Originally Posted by Toa TAK

Rey Skywalker looks fierce in that cover.

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I just hope so much they won't be playing it safe again, like they did with TFA. Locations wise I mean.
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(08-09-2017, 05:27 PM)
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I suspect Finn will take a back seat most of the film, but I'm glad he gets some Starfighter action.
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

It's basically the exact same except there's a cape now, right?

It seems like his Last Jedi look doesn't wear the hood and cloak portion of the outfit anymore, nor the helmet. So it's like the under part of the suit with a cape attached to it. I personally dug his TFA Darth Revan-esque look more.

Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 05:28 PM)
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Kylo is losing the helmet. It's such a cool helmet too. I enjoyed cosplaying as him.

Good thing I got rid of the robes.
Bobby Roberts
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(08-09-2017, 05:28 PM)
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He wears the helmet in the movie.

The costume basically swapped out his neckerchief & hoodie for a cape.
aBarreras
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(08-09-2017, 05:29 PM)
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so finn wakes up, THANKS A LOT

jk
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I was hoping Kylo's scar would start rotting or something to show the effect's of being on the dark side.
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What's the light spoiler? Leia getting a farewell in this one?
Admiral Woofington
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His dad will come to him as a force ghost and tell him to get a fucking haircut.
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James Cameron already remastering this movie!?
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

Kylo is losing the helmet. It's such a cool helmet too. I enjoyed cosplaying as him.

Good thing I got rid of the robes.

The upside is you're less likely to overheat cosplaying as him now since there's fewer layers.

I cosplayed Kylo Ren a couple of times and pretty much baked inside that outfit. It was easier to cool off in my god damn Vader outfit
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(08-09-2017, 05:31 PM)
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That traveling scar
TheXbox
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Some interesting comments from Breznican in the video. Early in the film, Luke pushes Rey away; his exile was deliberate and he feels as though he doesn't belong in this new conflict.

Also this:

When Daisy Ridley’s Rey heard stories of Mark Hamill’s farmboy-turned-Jedi, she expected to discover the warrior we remember from the original trilogy. Instead, she finds a man overpowered by regret, eager to close the book on his past while living out the rest of his days on an isolated island.

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Originally Posted by Afrocious

superman_dad_saying_no.gif

Search yer feelings and all that crap.
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(08-09-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Rey is Bae
Afrocious
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Originally Posted by Spieler Eins

I was hoping Kylo's scar would start rotting or something to show the effect's of being on the dark side.

I think the scar, being a disfigurement, is enough for now. For the growth to continue, I imagine him getting the yellow eyes.



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(08-09-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Toa TAK

Rey Skywalker looks fierce in that cover.

Sigh.

She's not Skywalker. This is absolutely spelled out in The Force Awakens.

Any other wild theories are fair game but this is the one that is ruled out .
Arkanius
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I'm not a fan of Kylo without the helmet
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Originally Posted by bananafactory

Sigh.

She's not Skywalker. This is absolutely spelled out in The Force Awakens.

Any other wild theories are fair game but this is the one that is ruled out .

I'll see you December 15th.
Kalentan
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(08-09-2017, 05:35 PM)
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The city does have a very prequel feel to it. Maybe that's just me tho.
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(08-09-2017, 05:35 PM)
Oh shit, Finn's awake
Lifejumper
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Originally Posted by Kalentan

The city does have a very prequel feel to it. Maybe that's just me tho.

Prequels had great aesthetics though.
ATXAlchemy
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(08-09-2017, 05:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Mr. Smiley

I suspect Finn will take a back seat most of the film, but I glad he gets some Starfighter action.

Finn is the only one I found likable in the movie, so if this happens, no theathre-going for me. >___>
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Finn's awake!
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where is del toro waits?
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Originally Posted by Lifejumper

Prequels had great aesthetics though.

Oh I didn't mean that as an insult. I love the Prequel aesthetics. I like that they're bringing them back.
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Who is The Last Jedi?

We are, Ellie.
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Where are these spoilers I was promised? Don't tell me it's Luke/Rey/Finn/Kylo being in the film.
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Spoiler alert. Finn flies a red crop duster.
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spoilers finn wakes up
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Part 1 of the cover story is up: http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/09/star...y-mark-hamill/ damn... she straight up gets rejected
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Originally Posted by CassidyIzABeast

Spoiler alert. Finn flies a red crop duster.

Over/under on Finn's ship being the one that dips and skids the sand in the teaser?
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(08-09-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Still no sign of the green Lightsaber....
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Rey's new look is constantly growing on me.

Everything about this film..

I've got a good feeling about this
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Originally Posted by Jackpot

Where are these spoilers I was promised? Don't tell me it's Luke/Rey/Finn/Kylo being in the film.

Pretty sure it was Finn waking up.
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Good to see that Finn isn't going to be unconscious the entire time.
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Cool facial scar, bro.
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Fucking spoilers

No point in seeing it now
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Originally Posted by kswiston

Pretty sure it was Finn waking up.

People actually believed he was going to be asleep the whole movie?

That's funny.
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