Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pictures from Entertainment Weekly!!!

Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been the most secretive  of any of the Disney-era films yet, with nary a leak out there aside from those spun off of the teaser trailer (click here to watch) released four months ago.  I can’t help but think that we’re on the cusp of getting the full trailer as we’re now only four months away from the opening of the next Saga film.  Entertainment Weekly’s fall preview issue features two covers for The Last Jedi (still keeping people wondering whether the title refers to Luke or Rey, though Hamill has said it refers to Luke).  The captions provide some interesting details, but the most awesome pic has to be Snoke’s Praetorian Guard, an upgraded look on Palpatine’s Imperial Guard.  Snoke may be a new character, but everything about The First Order seems like an upgrade or an evolution from The Empire, so there is a connection somewhere.  Take a look at these full slew of images and begin to speculate.  It’s not too far now.  Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi opens December 15, 2017.
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Star Wars: The Last JediFinn (John Boyega) in a Ski Speeder on Crait
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finn (John Boyega) in a Ski Speeder on Crait
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi L to R: Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and a Porg
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guards
Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi L to R: Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) Credit: Jonathan Olley/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) Credit: Jonathan Olley/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Caretakers on Ach-to Island
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Canto Bight
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey (Daisy Ridley)
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi L to R: Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Finn (John Boyega) Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi L to R: Producer Ram Bergman, Director Rian Johnson, and Producer Kathleen Kennedy on set Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi L to R: Director Rian Johnson with Carrie Fisher (Leia) on set Credit: David James/ILM/© 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

7 thoughts on “New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pictures from Entertainment Weekly!!!”

  1. I have to tell you, these photos have me excited.

    Ah, the porgs. They look like Opus the Penguin with a nose job, so they’re halfway to my heart already. Unless they defeat an entire legion of First Order soldiers, with nothing but logs. Then I stop feeling the love.

    Ach-To looks celtic, which we have not seen before in a SW movie. The caretakers are out of left field, and they make me wonder what kind of Jedi relics, exactly, reside on this strange island. I suspect that we really are going to see the first Jedi temple, that we are going to learn things about the Force, and the formation of the Jedi, that will seem strange to us. It won’t have anything to do with a tree, but I suspect that this is the “controversial” aspect that Lucasfilm has gone to great lengths to warn us about.

    I hope we see Snoke’s guards in action. They look like they were designed to be in action, as opposed to the Emperor’s guards, which were just designed to stand around, so that is a good, hopeful sign. Just as a side note, that moment in ROTS where Yoda KOs the guards is SO cool, and also ruins the guards for the entire rest of the saga.

    Damn you, Lucas! (I’m allowed to say these things because he’s actually my idol.)

    I can’t wait to see Canto Bight, either. It looks light there is going to be a wealth of new locations in this movie. I am amazed that we know close to nothing about the film.

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  2. I want to learn more about the Jedi religion. I thought we were going to get that with the prequels. I was not expecting the cold, flawed Jedi who enabled Palpatine’s rise through their blindness and pride. I don’t think any SW fan was expecting that, but now the playing field is wide open to explore the Jedi religion, and other approaches to understanding the Force. Because I have to say… maybe the Jedi way is not the best way after all? Maybe Luke is right in the trailer to this movie? The mistakes of the Jedi led directly to Vader, and contributed to the formation of the Empire. Then when Luke tried to form the Jedi again, it led to the Knights of Ren. Are they InGen? How many times is this going to happen? Maybe there are other, better ways.

    I hope we get into a more spiritual, religious realm with these movies. I am fascinated by the religions of the world. I was one of the few people who had no problem with midi-chlorians, because to me it made the Jedi religion seem more authentic, that it had a connection to the physical world. Since when do all religions exist on a purely spiritual plane, cut off from physicality? The Christians believe that stuff as mundane as bread and wine LITERALLY become the body and blood of Christ, and then they eat it. It’s not theoretical to them, they believe they become closer to God by ingesting matter.

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    1. Yeah but for a thoisand generations the system did work. I do not want religious treatise when I see Star Wars and nothing in Johnson’s writing background has that bent. It can be explored with characters like Chirrut and Maz but dissecting something robs it of its mystique. That was the problem with the prequels on that point. Not everything should be explained.

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      1. Yes it worked for a thousand generations, but when it failed, the fail produced Hitler x1000.

        I don’t want a religious treatise either. One of the strengths of the OT is that it does not explain everything, in fact it only explains that which has a direct bearing on the plot, and that mindset was thrown out the window with the prequels. I’m still looking forward to learning more about the Jedi and the Force, like who the first Jedi might have been, for example, and how he learned about the Force, how he became aware of it.

        You can only show so much in a movie, but the stuff I’m talking about… I’m assuming these things would be fascinating mysteries that would play well on screen.

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  3. Do you remember, back before TPM came out, how optimistic everyone was about that movie? No one had a doubt. People were cheering the trailers in the theaters. There was no way to go on the internet and see them, you taped the trailer when it appeared on Entertainment Tonight, and you went to see the film it was attached to in the theater.

    TPM launched the current internet culture, launched Aint It Cool News, people were using the internet to obsess over a movie for the very first time. And then, when people ended up feeling so horribly disappointed by the movie itself… I wonder if The Phantom Menace is to blame, if it gave birth to today?

    I’m throwing an idea out there, because I would never get permission to write this, but how about an alternate history novel where TPM comes out and it’s the greatest, most awesome thing that anyone has ever seen, and it gives birth to a thriving internet culture where people are happy and intellectually honest, and productive? The entire world is changed, because Lucas had it a bit more together when he made Episode 1.

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