Entertainment Weekly Reveals The Last Jedi Cover Story With New Photos from the Movie!

Entertainment Weekly‘s Anthony Breznican strikes again! He has revealed the cover story for The Last Jedi which is available for purchase online now, and will be officially released this Friday. Continue on for what the story will cover as well as new photos from The Last Jedi!



In the cover story released by Entertainment Weekly , Anthony Breznican has delved back into the Star Wars galaxy to bring us some exciting new information and photos from The Last Jedi. Here is what the story will encompass, released in segments online:

EW’s cover also delves into another bit of the movie’s hero-worship: John Boyega’s Finn, now a “big deal” in the Resistance, who embarks on a glamorous mission to the casino city Canto Bight alongside Star Wars newcomer Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico, a self-described “nobody” who works as a Resistance mechanic.

Online at EW.com, we’ll roll out coverage of The Last Jedi in eight installments, beginning today with Luke and Rey, then Finn and Rose, and a look at some of the new creatures and villains.


Rey cover


Tomorrow: Details about the late Carrie Fisher’s final appearance as Leia Organa, with a story from Poe Dameron co-star Oscar Isaac that will make you miss her even more than you do now, if that’s possible.






Breznican’s cover story focuses on Rey upon finding Luke Skywalker, her expectations, and where Luke truly is mentally at their first encounter:


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.



Isolated … but not unpopulated. We’ll get a new look at some of the creatures who inhabit this Force-sensitive temple alongside Skywalker. (And we don’t just mean the penguin-like Porgs.) As Yoda would say, “No … there is another.”


Here are the other photos from The Last Jedi revealed in the cover story:


A now scarred, and helmetless Kylo Ren




The city of Canto Bight, with those Canto Bight police speeders we revealed to you via toy leaks recently




Finn in a Ski Speeder on Crait. I guess he doesn’t need a pilot anymore! He’s probably that Ski Speeder we saw bouncing off the surface of Crait in the first teaser, still getting the hang of things!




Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer




Poe Dameron




Praetorian Guards




In addition to the new photos, here is a video from Breznican about the cover story and the film:




We are excited to check out the complete story from Anthony Breznican (and photos from Jonathan Olley). Entertainment Weekly never fails to deliver with these awesome stories to trigger out appetites for the upcoming Star Wars films, and this one appears as though it will not disappoint! What do you think of the new photos and details about Luke?



You know we’ll be discussing this on The SWNN podcast The Resistance Broadcast this week as well! You can find me on Twitter talking about all of this at @JohnnyHoey and be sure to follow The Resistance Broadcast at @RBatSWNN.


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"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

25 thoughts on “Entertainment Weekly Reveals The Last Jedi Cover Story With New Photos from the Movie!

  • August 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Kylo’s looking like he’s going to cry, and is having second thoughts on being the bad guy, I really wish he doesn’t turn. What’s with SW villains going soft? I wonder if Sauron, or Voldemort had said in the middle of the books, “oh, forget it, I wanna be a good guy now”. “That’ll make him more real”, you’ll say, and to that I say that’ll make him more ambiguous, or ‘fluid’, (so fashionable today). Guess what, this doesn’t happen in real life, Hitler died a bad guy, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Stalin, nobody turns. End of rant, peace.

    • August 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      The key to Kylo, the whole point of him, seems to be that he is supposed to be Ben. He’s fighting against that because of Snoke’s manipulations. He needs to turn so that Ben can overcome his own personal monster. Anything less than redemption for Ben will spit in the face of Han’s legacy. It would take Han and Leia’s hope and give them a giant proverbial middle finger

      Star Wars as a whole has always been about the triumph of forgiveness, hope and love over hatred and evil. I want Han to succeed in saving his son, even though he had to die to do it. I want Leia’s hope to be realized as Ben comes home. Han is right. Ben IS alive. He just needs help to find his path home.

      • August 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        I agree with you, from a certain point of view. I’m just tired of bad guys blaming others (in this case, Snoke) for their life choices. Man up, and if Kylo made the choice, he has to suffer the consequences. I also think that it’d be nice to have a different story for once, but yeah, TFA already proved that people do not want different.

        • August 10, 2017 at 1:18 am

          Tarkin wasn’t redeemed. Krennic wasn’t redeemed. Palpatine wasn’t redeemed. You took Anakin and made it as if there were dozens of characters like him who get redeemed in Star Wars movies. Suffer the consequences? That’s exactly what Vader did. He lost almost all of his humanity, his wife, his children. He made one selfless choice at the end and it still cost him his life. That was kind of the point. Even if the cost is huge and you’ve screwed up your whole life, its not too late to do the right thing.

          • August 10, 2017 at 8:10 am

            Yes, who is the other villain who went “soft”? Never mind that you got “he’s going to cry, and is having second thoughts on being the bad guy” from a single photo of Kylo with what is a pretty blank expression on his face.

    • August 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Darth Vader didn’t die a bad guy.

      I thought this was Star Wars…?

      • August 9, 2017 at 9:43 pm

        The Emperor did, Darth Maul did, Dooku did, Jango Fett did, Boba Fett did, all those force-choked imperials did…

        • August 9, 2017 at 9:44 pm

          So Kylo Ren is equivalent to those people?


          • August 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm

            Darth Maul is even better than Kylo. Now, he may not be equal to an Imperial officer, but as the aide of a greater evil, he is indeed like Maul, Dooku or Fett.

          • August 9, 2017 at 9:53 pm

            “aide of a greater evil”

            Like Vader?

            Maul also became his own evil apart from his master. Fett is just a simple man (who mindlessly jumps into a fight against Mace Windu for no certain reason – why wasn’t Boba just a young man who would had still been of good age to be in ROTJ…..ugh…tangents of stupidity).

          • August 9, 2017 at 9:57 pm

            Can’t argue with PT haters. And, well, at the end, I stated my OPINION, you do not have to agree with it, I do not have to defend it at all, it is an OPINION, not a fact. My OPINION is that Kyle should remain evil til the last minute of EIX, whatever his fate is, you OPINION is that he should not. Neither of both will matter to Kathy Kennedy, so good luck in getting what you want.

          • August 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm

            Nowhere have I stated a want or need.

            I’ve stated the similarities between Kylo and Vader and how they are more similar than the other throwaway bad guys that you claimed Kylo is.

          • August 11, 2017 at 1:03 am

            This dude….

            He just can’t stay on topic. I don’t know if it’s a reading comprehension issue or if he just digs his heels in when he’s outmatched. I suspect the latter.

    • August 10, 2017 at 12:47 am

      “Guess what, this doesn’t happen in real life,…”

      Sure it does. Prisons are full of old men (and women) who are grinding away at life sentences; sad, repentant, and full of regret. They were bad people in their earlier lives; often not so in their later ones. People age, learn, and gain wisdom.

      You listed a couple of fictional characters and a string of famous historical figures as evidence. So what?

      • August 10, 2017 at 11:54 pm

        You’re not as Sharp as you claim to be. Back to my ignored list, I suggest you do the same with me, you’ll live more relaxed.

        • August 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

          “Back to my ignored list, I suggest you do the same with me, you’ll live more relaxed.”

          Why so Blue? Don’t worry about my current state of relaxation. I’m good. It’s Star Wars talk. It’s fun, but that’s about it.

          And…well…you could always just respond to what I actually said rather than go the insult/ignore route. But it takes all kinds I guess…

  • August 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    This. Looks. Freakin. EPIC!

  • August 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Can’t wait! The tie silencer lookes even better in action

  • August 9, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I think I prefer Kylo without the helmet / mask. Makes him seem a little less like a wanna be Vader fanboy. The shot of Canto Bight looks pretty cool, a bit Prequel-esque I think. Sort of like a cross between Naboo and Coruscant. Although I have to admit I don’t really care for the police speeder design. Good to see Finn has picked up some piloting skills. I’m 99% convinced that it’s his speeder we see bouncing off the ground in the teaser.

    • August 10, 2017 at 12:40 am

      “Makes him seem a little less like a wanna be Vader fanboy.”

      I like Kylo Ren, but he actually is a “wanna be Vader fanboy”. That’s part of his character. That being said, his unmasking so soon into TFA was a pretty neat move.

      • August 10, 2017 at 4:14 am

        I don’t know, I think a Kylo-Rey romance would be a tough sell. Let’s just review their interactions from the first movie:

        1) Kylo abducts Rey, torments her and tries to mind-rape her.
        2) Rey resists Kylo’s mind probe and makes him look like a punk to Snoke.
        3) Kylo kills Han Solo in front of her eyes – someone she hadn’t known very long but obviously someone she viewed as somewhat of a father figure (probably the closest thing she’s ever had to a father in fact).
        4) Kylo seriously injures Finn – one of her very few friends in the entire galaxy – and almost kills him in battle.
        5) Rey, a seemingly untrained scavenger from a backwater junk planet, lays a thorough beat-down on Kylo and scars his face – likely making him look like more of a weak punk to Snoke once he finds out.

        As we can see, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any love lost between these characters in the coming movies. Kylo definitely does not seem like a charismatic ladies man like his father – he’s way more…..serious. Intense. Severe. I bet he wants nothing more than to get revenge on Rey, not make out with her. And I have a hard time seeing any warm and fuzzy feelings coming from Rey towards him either. Having them “fall in love” would definitely seem to go against expectation, but I think that story choice would be a bad idea at this point. Too unbelievable. Too soap opera.

        • August 10, 2017 at 4:22 am

          Oh, I totally agree. I think a Kylo Ren & Rey romance would be the wrong move. I think he’s a neat character. His desire to live up to Vader, but his total inability to do so, makes him pretty conflicted and interesting. But yeah, there’s no way I can see him and Rey getting close.

          Although I’d disagree with your 5th reason. Rey didn’t really give Kylo a beat down. Through the vast majority of their duel, she’s retreating and flailing sort of wildly. It’s only at the very end that she seems to turn things around rather quickly when she taps into the Force.

  • August 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    This hype begins to have serious minor spoilers. Just my opinion ( my exemple: i would prefer to be surprised about, “spoiler alert? ;p , the other population from Ach-To. This gives a serious diferent vision about TFA final and all the training stuff about Rey. Not cool with that, but anyway…). Until now news were ok. Now i think i will read a few things before december

  • August 10, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Canto Bight looks like the Jedi Temple on Dantooine from Kotor.

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