Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters in December and Entertainment Weekly is rolling out its covers for the film…
Is Luke Skywalker being seduced by the Dark Side? Will Rey be able to learn the ways of the Jedi if he does?
These questions and more have been the topic of discussion for Star Wars fans ever since the first official trailer for the film was released during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. With the super secret and tight security Lucasfilm employs around the Star Wars films, we won’t be able to answer that question until the film hits theaters on December 15.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, the long wait until December won’t be so bad, as the magazine is releasing its coverage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and as a tease, it has revealed two covers for the roll out featuring Luke Skywalker and Rey. Check them out:
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You will notice Rey is rocking a new outfit, and she’s still on the island where she found Luke Skywalker on the ocean planet of Ahch-To. Rey is masterfully holding the Skywalker familial lightsaber that was crafted by Anakin Skywalker before he fell to the Dark Side and became Darth Vader.
When Luke found Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope, he was given the lightsaber, as Obi-Wan had retrieved it after his fight with Anakin in Revenge of the Sith, and kept it safe until Luke was of age.
In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke lost the lightsaber — and his hand too — when he fought Darth Vader on the cloud city of Bespin. And, in The Force Awakens, the lightsaber seemed to call to Rey, and she found it in a chest in the basement of Maz Kanata’s castle.
Will Luke Skywalker take back his old lightsaber, or will he agree to train Rey in the ways of the Force? Let’s look at Luke’s cover.
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Wow, just…wow! We’ve never seen Luke Skywalker like this. Luke is wearing dark clothing and is hooded. Has Luke succumbed to the siren song of the Dark Side? The trailer certainly raised these questions, and his last phrase before the trailer ends — “It’s time for the Jedi to end” — definitely caused a stir among the fan base.
EW will be releasing its fall movie preview all week and will include a guide to The Last Jedi with insight from the film’s director — Rian Johnson. Finn and Rose will also get their own covers, which is a pretty big deal for newcomer Marie Tran, as The Last Jedi is her big film debut.
As the week progresses, EW will release more coverage of the film.
"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."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters on December 15. It’s time to start getting hyped, as if I needed to tell you that.