New Star Wars: The Force Awakens images and character details, let the hype flow through you


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out next month, which means the relentless hype isn’t stopping until we hit December 17/18th. There’s a whole slew of new images from the film posted by Entertainment Weekly, including an old Han Solo basically cosplaying as Indiana Jones.

EW also has four different Star Wars: The Force Awakens covers because money, money, money, and money.

The new Entertainment Weekly also has some plot points and character details.

If you want to learn a bit more about Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), go ahead and keep reading.

If you’re trying to steer clear of any spoilers or plot details, go on and scram, kid!

Check out the gallery for all the new pics.

[EW via Collider]

Okay. So Collider posted some choice excerpts from the new Entertainment Weekly feature on The Force Awakens.

First of all, we learn about Rey’s sad origins. She was abandoned on the planet Jakku by her parents at an early age, and they have never returned or explained why. “She’s been alone for a long time,” Ridley says in the article. “When something occurs when you’re 5, you know what went on but you don’t understand the reasoning. She’s hopeful for what lies ahead, whether that involves the past or not… Hope makes people good, a lot of the time. You hope for a brighter future, and resentment is outweighed.”

As for Finn, Boyega shared some info about stormtroopers of The First Order (i.e., what the Empire has become following the events of Return of the Jedi). The soldiers of the First Order are raised to serve from an early age to help fill out the ranks of the fallen Empire. The children are indoctrinated to believe that the heroes of the Rebellion were evil. “Unlike Rey,” the excerpt goes, “[Finn] has learned a lot about Luke Skywalker–but he has been taught he was a villain who destroyed the benevolent Empire.”

Driver offered a brief summary of Kylo Ren’s motivation: “When you break all of those things down, really it’s just because someone wasn’t loved enough or felt betrayed. That’s what makes those movies so universal. I think they can get in your mind in big and sweeping ways.”

Hubert Vigilla
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