The August 21/28 issue of Entertainment Weekly will be loaded with exclusive peeks at Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens — From all-new images and interviews with the creative team, to insights into the some of the new characters, this issue will be a must-have for fans of Star Wars.
Here’s a bit of what to expect from this special issue, starting with a full look at Kylo Ren gracing the cover:
Feast your eyes on the glorious images from Entertainment Weekly in the gallery below:
To further whet your appetite till this issue hits newsstands, EW has a couple of articles you can read online right now:
How was J.J. Abrams was lured into working on The Force Awakens? One question from Kathleen Kennedy — “Who is Luke Skywalker” — was the impetus. After so long, 30+ years post-Return of the Jedi, who did Luke become? The thought that it could now be up to him to decide Luke’s fate gave Abrams chills, and it was something he could not pass up. Read “How Luke Skywalker Lured J.J. Abrams into Directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens” here.
Who in the galaxy is Kylo Ren? Is that his real name? Where did he get that distinctive lightsaber, and what are his ties (if any) to Darth Vader? One thing is for sure, Kylo Ren probably isn’t who or what you think he is, so says J.J. Abrams. Read “Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren’s shroud is pulled back at last, but…” here.
There has always been a method to the madness of the names in Star Wars, and The Force Awakens is no different. For example, Poe Dameron is named after J.J. Abrams’ assistant, Morgan Dameron, and his daughter’s toy polar bear, Poe. Find out about Rey, Finn, BB-8, Captain Phasma, and General Hux in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams explains what’s in a name.”
This special issue of Entertainment Weekly will be available this Friday, August 14.
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