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New “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Images & Characters Revealed In Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview Issue

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This week’s Entertainment Weekly will focus on the up and coming movies coming out this fall but will go deep behind the scenes and the story of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. It sounds like a fascinating read and will be available on newsstands this Friday. Both Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Shywalker (Mark Hamil) grace their own individual covers for Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Movie Preview Issue.

Brand new images from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” found in this week’s Entertainment Weekly:

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L to R: Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega)
Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

The hero theme of The Last Jedi is also a part of the Finn storyline, with John Boyega’s ex-stormtrooper seriously considering becoming an ex-good-guy, too. EW will explore how Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, a Resistance mechanic, helps pull him back from the brink.

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Rey (Daisy Ridley)

As Rey already knows, you have to search for a bit to find Luke Skywalker. We’ve got new details and images from their encounter in The Last Jedi to launch our cover story rollout …

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L to R: Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)
Credit: Jonathan Olley/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Writer-director Rian Johnson says one theme of The Last Jedi is the peril of meeting your heroes.  EW will dive into the meeting between Luke Skywalker and Rey — and their unexpected clash.

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Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

EW is set to showcase the first images of some fearsome new protectors for the enigmatic ruler of the First Order.

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Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)
Credit: Jonathan Olley/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

EW has a story about the bond between the Resistance’s best fighter pilot and Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa.

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Finn (John Boyega) in a Ski Speeder on Crait

The ex-stormtrooper was not a pilot in The Force Awakens, but he picks up new skills in The Last Jedi. This morning, look for new photos in EW’s feature on his covert mission with a new character: Kelly Marie Tran’s Resistance mechanic Rose Tico.

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Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer

The TIE Silencer is a new ship, modeled on Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 from the original 1977 Star Wars and the TIE Interceptors from Return of the Jedi. This image features the ship in battle, flanked by the more expendable TIE Fighters.

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Canto Bight

Finn and Rose’s mission takes them to this glamorous galactic getaway — a city of light and games, where fortunes are won and lost. EW will  have more information soon about the spike-winged little ships on the landing pad.

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L to R: Producer Ram Bergman, Director Rian Johnson, and Producer Kathleen Kennedy on set
Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

(From left): Producer Ram Bergman, who worked with writer-director Rian Johnson on all of his films, including Brick and Looper, in discussion with Lucasfilm president and The Last Jedi producer Kathleen Kennedy.

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L to R: Director Rian Johnson with Carrie Fisher (Leia) on set
Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Last Jedi will mark a farewell to the actress, who died unexpectedly in December. EW will shed new light on what we can expect to see in this last film featuring the princess who became a general.

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L to R: Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and a Porg

These puffin-like creatures from the island of the first Jedi temple are cute, cuddly, and vexing to Wookiees.

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Caretakers on Ach-to Island

These amphibious creatures are what writer-director Rian Johnson describes as alien nuns — a religious order, faithful to the Force, who tend to the ancient Jedi structures on Ahch-To.

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Praetorian Guards

Modeled on the Emperor’s ceremonial watchmen from Return of the Jedi, these crimson-armored bodyguards are more like samurai.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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