Entertainment Weekly not only posted a first look at its "Last Jedi" magazine covers on Wednesday, but also revealed what fans can expect inside the issue, including more backstories on Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but also Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and the new character Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran).
While the magazine says it won't list any movie plot spoilers (whew), the issue does have interviews with the cast and crew about what's in store for their characters next in "The Last Jedi."
In fact, actor Oscar Isaac, who plays the X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, had a few specific things to say about his character and General Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher on the film.
"Poe is in some ways a surrogate son for Leia," Isaac told EW. "But also I think she sees in him the potential for a truly great leader of the Resistance and beyond."
"Poe's arc is one of evolving from a heroic soldier to a seasoned leader, to see beyond the single-mindedness of winning the battle to the larger picture of the future of the galaxy," Isaac added. "I think Leia knows she won't be around forever and she, with tough love, wants to push Poe to be more than the badass pilot, to temper his heroic impulses with wisdom and clarity."
The magazine also released some exclusive photos online from the film that feature both the main cast and some unusual creatures including those adorable penguin-like creatures called , as well as the nun-like caretakers found on Luke's island of Ahch-To.
There's also behind-the-scenes commentary from "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson who mentions Fisher's final portrayal of General Leia.
"There's no way that we could've known this would've been the last Star Wars movie she would be in, so it's not like we made the film thinking that we were bringing closure to the character," Johnson told EW. "But watching the film, there's going to be a very emotional reaction to what she does in this movie."
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens in theaters worldwide on Dec. 15, 2017.
First published Aug. 10, 12 a.m. PT.
Update, 4:28 p.m. PT: Adds more details from the Entertainment Weekly package.
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