Check Out Empire's Light Side/Dark Side 'The Force Awakens' Covers

August 21, 2015
Source: Empire

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"Have you felt it? The dark side, and the light." Which side are do you stand on? Empire magazine has just revealed their two new photos for Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and they actually look pretty damn cool. One cover features three characters from the Dark Side - Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, with his mask and red cross-saber; Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie; and General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson. The other cover is for the Light Side (the good guys, yay!) - Rey front and center, played by Daisy Ridley, flanked by Finn played by John Boyega, and Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac. Each one has an extended "pull out" side piece, which completes the image. Lots of tie fighters! And the Millennium Falcon. The line-up shown this way looks awesome. Nice score, Empire.

Here's the two new Empire cover images for Star Wars: The Force Awakens - click each for more info.

Empire's Light Side / Dark Side

Empire's Light Side / Dark Side

You can still catch the second, full teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens here. More soon.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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  • Steven
    Damn those covers look good, though I still don't like the look of the cross guard lightsaber. Love it's roughness along the blade, and that simple look would have been enough IMO.
    • TheOct8pus
      It looks weird, true. But we're talking a fantasy film with dinosaurs, flying cars, Sasquatches piloting space ships, telekinesis etc., really, anything goes.
      • Steven
        All true, just feel that less would be more in this case. Feels like new film so must have new lightsaber.
      • W.
        It just looks like you can do more damage to yourself than others.
        • FreeJared
          He's a sith to Star Wars?
        • TheOct8pus
          Haha. That's true. It's for sadomasochists
    • I dont get all that bitching about the saber. Its different. So what. This isn't real world. Its Scifi. If it looks cool, that's what matters.
      • Steven
        You telling me it's not real!?! Seriously everyone has an opinion, the jagged edges look cool in my opinion and the cross guard does not. Now the Inquisator's lightsaber in Rebels look cool, but you may disagree, as is your right.
      • BacoTaco
  • TheOct8pus
    Seriously the most anticipated film ever....moreso than those shitty prequels.
    • grimjob
      The prequels showed us how much of a fucking mastermind Palpatine really was. He is by far the most interesting character to me. For that, I will always love them. Also, when Yoda first breaks out the lightsaber.
    • FreeJared
      • TheOct8pus
        • BacoTaco
          • TheOct8pus
    • avconsumer2
      Simmer down. Letting anticipation build to fever pitch levels, can only result in an equally catastrophic let down. A great Jedi Master once said "You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive." 😉
  • Lagoya
    stupid lightsaber crossguard
  • Azim Abou-Khalil
  • ari smulders
    i like the lightsword and like the hype around of this movie. I am curious if he can beat jurrasic world in numbers. It's not hard to make a more exciting movie than jurrasic world that for sure...
    Nice covers... Empire really didn't think to much about the placement of the Rebel logo
    EMPIRE, you son of a bitch! I LOVE THIS!
  • Have Hope
    Yeah...I think i'll choose the dark side. Light side look too weak
  • grimjob
    I'm not a fan of the crossguard, but that's alright. Still gonna be fanfuckingtastic!
  • III
    MARKETING IS IN FULL SWING!!! CAN NOT WAIT-I've only watched the teaser x that's enough literally!!! Lol this should be good!
  • W.
    Interesting placement of the Rebel Alliance logo on the light side cover. Feel the force.
    • shane willett
      hahahaha... wow.. did they not notice that?
  • FreeJared
    The covers show too much. Totally ruined the movie for me.
    • shane willett
      So can i have your ticket then?
  • Mark Brackney
    MY question is, though... will Yoda, somehow, have a cameo/important plot point?




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