Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes Over Entertainment Weekly's December Issue

December is getting closer, and with it the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson's follow-up to J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens will set the tone for the the future of the galaxy far, far away.

Entertainment Weekly just released a look at their upcoming December magazine, with its four Star Wars-themed covers featuring familiar faces and some newcomers:

Here we have Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley as Rey

In the issue, a short interview with Johnson talks about the duality teased in the various trailers:

"There's a history in Star Wars of the attraction between the light and the dark, whether it's the story of Anakin basically turning from this sweet kid and seeing his seduction to the dark side, or even with Luke.

Even though you never really believe he's going to go over to the dark side, the whole revelation of 'I am your father' has to do with Vader and this darkness that [Luke] thought he could just dismiss as 'That's the bad guy. I don't have any of him in me. Suddenly he realizes 'No, I come from him. I have quite a bit of him inside me.'"

John Boyega as Finn the reformed Stormtrooper and Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, a mechanic
Oscar Isaac as the best pilot in the galaxy Poe Dameron, and Laura Dern as new character Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

EW goes on to say of this pairing that Poe's personal history, training, and loyalty lies with Leia — but what he doesn't realize is, so does Holdo's. Both learned everything they know from the princess-turned-general.

Obviously everyone recognizes the Skywalker twins, Mark Hamill returning to the franchise as Luke and our dearly departed space royalty, Carrie Fisher as [Princess] General Leia Organa-Solo.
There were also a handful images from The Last Jedi released for the December EW issue:

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John Boyega is Finn and Kelly Marie Tran is Rose (with BB-8)
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Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker and Daisy Ridley is Rey
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Daisy Ridley as Rey and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Credit: Jonathan Olley/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Rian Johnson and Carrie Fisher on set
Credit: David James/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Carrie Fisher is General Leia Organa and Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron
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The Millennium Falcon
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Daisy Ridley as Rey

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AT-M6 Walkers, along with Kylo's Shuttle
Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd.
© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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