Brand New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos Blast Online


A bunch of new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been revealed today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, and they follow on from the magazine’s four collectible covers that we saw earlier.

The ten photos, seen in the gallery below, showcase moments from throughout the movie, from the iconic image of the Millennium Falcon entering warp speed to AT-ATs in battle on Scarif. The stills also include a look at Finn (John Boyega), new addition Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and BB-8 on a mission for the Resistance; Luke overseeing Rey’s training on Ahch-To; a heated moment between Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac); another glimpse at Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo; and a behind-the-scenes shot of director Rian Johnson in discussion with Fisher.

One of the most interesting pics is the one of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren inspecting his helmet (what? Why are you laughing?). It could be nothing, but it looks like he’s contemplating his own dark actions. This is likely just moments before he throws it to the ground and destroys it, as seen in the first teaser. There’s also a look at Rey, with her lightsaber drawn, in the rain. The trailers have led us to believe this is when she meets Ren and he offers her his hand. Finally, another photo sees Daisy Ridley’s heroine in Supreme Leader Snoke’s inner sanctum, with Ren in the background.

Just as one of EW’s covers teased, the aforementioned image once again confronts us with the idea that Rey might turn to the Dark Side during The Last Jedi. Whether this is going to happen or not is up for debate, but when speaking to EW, Rian Johnson was on hand to remind us that the inner battle between light and dark is at the core of the Star Wars story.

“There’s a history in Star Wars of the attraction between the light and the dark, whether it’s the story of Anakin basically turning from this sweet kid and seeing his seduction to the dark side, or even with Luke,” Johnson says “Even though you never really believe he’s going to go over to the dark side, the whole revelation of ‘I am your father’ has to do with Vader and this darkness that [Luke] thought he could just dismiss as ‘That’s the bad guy. I don’t have any of him in me. Suddenly he realizes ‘No, I come from him. I have quite a bit of him inside me.’”

Be sure to catch Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it lands in theaters on December 15th.