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The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers

Entertainment Weekly ventures into the galaxy of The Last Jedi with four exclusive collectors covers featuring characters who may or may not be on the same side, but their destinies are entwined, check out the interesting descriptions to the characters that Entertainment Weekly have added for each cover

Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 1 - Rey and Kylo
Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 1 – Rey and Kylo

While that may seem unlikely, the second act of every story is where the heroes (and villains) are tested and tempted. As writer-director Rian Johnson picks up the narrative after 2015’s The Force Awakens, his job is not to protect these characters, but to put them in harm’s way.

“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,” Johnson says.

“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,’” Johnson adds. “Suddenly he realizes ‘No, I come from him. I have quite a bit of him inside me.’”

That twist (37-year-old SPOILER ALERT!) in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back established the second film in George Lucas’ space fantasy the most beloved in an already worshiped series. It knocked the story off balance. It made fans think: I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

The Last Jedi stands in a very long shadow. But it aims to cast a few shadows of its own.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 2 - Finn and Rose
Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 2 – Finn and Rose

Resistance mechanic Rose Tico (played by Star Wars newcomer Kelly Marie Tran) is paired with ex-stormtrooper and current Resistance “big deal” Finn (John Boyega) in a mission to the casino city of Canto Bight.

The wounded Finn is ready to be done with war, but meeting a starstruck fan like Rose inspires him to stick with the good guys just a little bit longer. While Rey and Kylo Ren try to knock each other off course, these two are here to keep each other on track.

Not every pairing is so collegial …

Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 3 - Poe and Holdo
Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 3 – Poe and Holdo

Who can’t relate to the perils of new management?

The Resistance paid a high price for its victory in The Force Awakens, and with the New Republic’s capital demolished, Leia’s forces are battered, bruised, and scattered.

A new leader rises to guide the battle against the First Order, Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, who doesn’t quite have Leia’s everyman (or everywoman) touch with the troops.

That leads her to conflict with X-wing ace Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). His 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.

But for some reason, the more two people have in common, the more they seem to clash.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 4 - Luke and Leia
Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly Collectors Covers 4 – Luke and Leia

Among the questions we explore in this issue: whether Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa will ever see each other again.

After the death of Han Solo, the original team of heroes can never be fully reunited. But there is still a chance these two could find each other again, which is especially poignant given that this will be the late Carrie Fisher’s final appearance in a Star Warsfilm.

Not all of the storylines in The Last Jedi aim to break the heart. Some will fortify it.

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BATUU – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet Revealed

Guests on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue boarded Starspeeders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park to discover a thrilling new journey to the farthest reaches of space and found themselves landing unexpectedly on a planet in the outer rim of the Star Wars Galaxy – a planet known to C-3PO, and now to us, as Batuu.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Planet Batuu
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge The Planet Batuu

This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It’s also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping off point for epic adventures.

As the Creative Executive on these projects working alongside so many talented Imagineers and Lucasfilm partners, I look forward to sharing more updates from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as we further explore the stories and adventures you’ll be invited to discover when our new lands open in 2019.

Also what could be better than riding Star Tours? Riding Star Tours with Mark Hamill! Journey to the world of Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi now at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.

The Last Jedi AMC Poster

Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper HD Hi-Res Large
Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper HD Hi-Res Large

Another day and another awesome poster for the Last Jedi, this time from AMC Cinema’s in the US by the legendary artist Paul Shipper

Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper Banner
Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper Banner

Interesting little detail on it that seems to show Luke & Rey fighting …or training, as it looks like the walking stick he’s had in previous images.

Rey Scar Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper
Rey Scar Star Wars The Last Jedi AMC Dolby Poster by Paul Shipper

Another interesting detail shows a deep scar on Rey’s arm…from how!!?