Entertainment Weekly will feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens set secrets never before revealed and new, amazing photos of some of the characters we have already met, plus some that haven’t gotten as much attention but are just as important.
It’s been more three years since Star Wars creator George Lucas sold the franchise rights to Disney and almost two years since director J.J. Abrams was tasked with bringing back one of the most successful franchises in the history of cinema. Now a little over a month until the blockbuster’s release, fans are getting bombarded with footage and new images.
The only way to describe the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos is amazing, so let’s take a look at what EW will be publishing in their exclusive issue.
FINN AND REY
Two of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters that fans have already met are Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), who meet on the planet Jakku when Finn is running away from The First Order villains, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Ridley and Boyega will discuss breaking gender and racial barriers and how their casting has led to a growing friendship.
HAN SOLO IS BACK
One of the highlights of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos is to see the iconic Han Solo (Harrison Ford) back. Looking a lot older than when fans first met him in A New Hope and 30 years older than in Return of the Jedi, Ford is a big favorite.
EW pays a visit to Ford’s Santa Monica hangar to discuss his eventful year when he was injured on set when a hydraulic door fell off the Millennium Falcon, sending him to the hospital with a broken leg, and later on when he got himself involved in an infamous plane crash last summer, where he was seriously injured. It’s a miracle that the veteran actor is still around and ready to play the character that changed his life.
PRINCESS LEIA RETURNS
Carrie Fisher made her first on-screen appearance in the last Star Wars teaser, where she is seen looking none so happy and getting embraced by Han Solo, after some sort of tragedy befalls them. The special issue will also look at more Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos of Leia, and Abrams reveals that she is not known as a princess any longer.
WHO IS POE DAMERON?
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) has been a relative mystery so far. We know he is “the best f****ing pilot in the galaxy,” according to the 36-year-old actor, but we don’t know anything about his background. The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos show the X wing pilot’s bloodied face as he meets Finn.
WHAT ABOUT LUKE SKYWALKER?
That is the million dollar question everyone wants answered, but it seems Abrams will make us wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released next month. There is not much to say about Luke (Mark Hamill) so far, as we have only heard his voice in that very first teaser released last Thanksgiving. Abrams is doing everything possible, and the only Luke Skywalker photo leaked so far is this one, as reported by the Inquisitr.
BB-8, R2 D2, and C3PO
Fan favorites R2 D2 (Kenny Baker) and C3PO (Anthony Daniels) are back, and they are joined by the adorable new droid BB-8. The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens set photos don’t reveal much new information about how these characters will affect the plotline.
[Image via Lucasfilm]