With nearly four months to go until Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters across the nation, a fresh batch of new photos from the upcoming next chapter in the beloved franchise have been released courtesy of the good folks over at Entertainment Weekly. Let’s dive into these, shall we?
Here we have Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the planet of Ahch-To, which is where we witness that unforgettable moment of Rey offering Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber to Luke at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Ouch. In this shot, we can see Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with a nasty looking scar that he acquired from that epic fight scene against Rey and Finn (John Boyega) in the previous chapter in the Skywalker saga.
This photo is perhaps my favorite one out of all of EW’s exclusives and shows Kylo Ren’s new starfighter, the TIE Silencer, which is “modeled on Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 from the original 1977 Star Wars and the TIE Interceptors from Return of the Jedi.”
We’re introduced to Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) in this photo with Finn. According to EW, Rose is a Resistance mechanic and helps pull Finn from the “brink” of “becoming an ex-good-guy” in The Last Jedi. With all of this talk about Luke considering turning himself over to the dark side, maybe Finn is the one we should have been worried about this whole time.
In the last photo, we can see director Rian Johnson directing the late Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. I mean, what more can we say? Fisher is just doing what she did best here, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the saga will say goodbye to such an incredible talent.
If you’d like to see the complete gallery of photos, you can do so by heading over to EW.