The Last Jedi: Empire Reveals New Covers and a Photo from the Upcoming Issue

Empire has just revealed the covers of their special The Last Jedi issue coming to newsstands on November 30. The issue will have two collectible editions with lots of new photos and interviews. Also the magazine will have a 48 page story on Star Wars and a collectible card from Lucasfilm.




Here’s a brief look at what to expect from the issue:





Yesterday, Empire also shared a very cool looking new image with Snowtroopers on Crait:



As you remember we’ve seen these troopers in The Last Jedi trailer walking in some kind of cave on Crait, led by Kylo Ren.



It is a bit strange that the First Order will be using Snowtroopers on the mineral planet covered with salt, a climate that is very far from the cold one these troopers were initially designed to withstand. But perhaps there will be a good explanation in the movie. Or maybe this is all the First Order has got right now after the destruction of Starkiller base.



Empire also revealed their special cover for subscribers which of course features porgs!




Empire’s special The Last Jedi issue will be on sale Thursday November 30, exactly two weeks before the opening of the film. We are so incredibly close, and anything we see at this point is surely purposed to easy our anxiousness as we countdown the final days on the calendar until we can finally see Rian Johnson’s chapter in the Skywalker saga!



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18 thoughts on “The Last Jedi: Empire Reveals New Covers and a Photo from the Upcoming Issue

  • November 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Interesting – I actually assumed Crait was a cold planet and thus the FO Snowtroopers were not out of place at all, but thinking about the rest of the shots we’ve seen, that doesn’t seem to match up. Finn isn’t wearing his jacket in his speeder in the shots we’ve seen, and no other Resistance forces seem to be wearing cold weather gear. Maybe unlike many planets, Crait actually gets colder as you get further underground? It’s a bit mysterious, like everything else so far. I’m just stoked to see the Snowtroopers in action either way. 🙂

    • November 28, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      if i remember well rian johnson said that the planet isn’t cold.

      • November 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        Are we even sure this shot is from Crait ? When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was Mustafar (ok snowtroopers are even more out of place on Mustafar, but I guess their suit protect them from any extreme environments).

        • November 28, 2017 at 7:10 pm

          I first thought it might be Mustafar too because of the red lines in the ground… but maybe the red lines were due to some of the planet’s suface being “exposed” through the mineral covering. It seems like the surface is “covered” for lack of a better word, with minerals and salts

      • November 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm

        Do we know of any other locations in TLJ that are cold temperature environments? I can’t think of any offhand but we very likely haven’t seen every planet/location yet.

    • November 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      The Salt Desert in Bolivia where it was shoot it is not hot, because it is 3600 meters/11811 feet over sea level.
      I guess at sea level it would be very hot.

    • November 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Maybe the snowtrooper’s armor is protective of the elements, rather than just the cold? After all, we see a heavy trooper with the exact same backpack on Jakku.

    • November 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      I assumed that while the suits may protect from the cold, the reason their helmet is designed like that is to block out the excess light reflecting off of the snow. Since crait is so flat and also white-ish, it probably is also very bright and reflective there which justifies the snowtrooper helmet.

      • November 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

        Good thinking. That’s a good functional reason for using them on Crait’s surface, though not necessarily underground. Maybe there’s a zombie ice dragon in Crait’s caves? ;D I guess we’ll have to wait and see why they’re deployed in TLJ!

        • December 1, 2017 at 7:33 pm

          There is a functional reason. To sell more toys.

  • November 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    The snowtroopers marching into Crait looks reminiscent of the 501st marching into the Jedi Temple. I’m not a huge PT fan, but thanks to Rian for giving it some love (and the 501st is freakin’ awesome)

    • November 29, 2017 at 2:07 am

      Agreed. I do love how Rian Johnson isn’t blinded by the OT, much as I enjoy it; the PT while not good films, did have some cool aspects to them. Namely, the world of the PT I find is a lot better.

      Naboo being one of my favorite planets(in my view, it should have been Alderaan) in SWs next to Coruscant. As for the 501st; I love them as a unit.

      Heck, if I could ever make a SWs live action series, I’d make a 501st TV series. Basically, it is band of brothers SWs style, where we follow the 501st during the periods between ROTS and ANH, taking on missions from someone affiliated with Vader.

      And much like the old Battlefront 2 campaign, have us see them during the course of the time eras between movies.

  • November 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    That subscriber cover is shocking.
    Photoshop clone tool in action. The only reason I know it wasn’t the office junior that’s responsible is that there’s no lens flare!*
    *Not a dig at JJ… Though, if the hat fits….

    • November 29, 2017 at 6:29 am

      The clone tool would be overkill. Copy porg; command-V seven times. Done.

  • November 29, 2017 at 3:37 am

    What are magazines?

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