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

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August 21, 2015
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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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Reader Feedback - 29 Comments

1

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.

Steven on Aug 21, 2015

2

It looks weird, true. But we're talking a fantasy film with dinosaurs, flying cars, Sasquatches piloting space ships, telekinesis etc., etc....so really, anything goes.

TheOct8pus on Aug 21, 2015

3

All true, just feel that less would be more in this case. Feels like new film so must have new lightsaber.

Steven on Aug 21, 2015

4

It just looks like you can do more damage to yourself than others.

W. on Aug 22, 2015

5

He's a sith lord...new to Star Wars?

FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015

6

Haha. That's true. It's for sadomasochists

TheOct8pus on Aug 24, 2015

7

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.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 22, 2015

8

You telling me it's not real!?!....lol. 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.

Steven on Aug 23, 2015

9

irony

BacoTaco on Aug 24, 2015

10

Seriously the most anticipated film ever....moreso than those shitty prequels.

TheOct8pus on Aug 21, 2015

11

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.

grimjob on Aug 21, 2015

12

no

FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015

13

Yes

TheOct8pus on Aug 24, 2015

14

No

BacoTaco on Aug 24, 2015

15

Maybe

TheOct8pus on Aug 24, 2015

16

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." 😉

avconsumer2 on Aug 24, 2015

17

stupid lightsaber crossguard

Lagoya on Aug 21, 2015

18

HOLY MUTHA FUCKIN' SHIT! I CANNOT GET MORE EXCITED FOR THIS! 😉

Azim Abou-Khalil on Aug 21, 2015

19

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...

ari smulders on Aug 21, 2015

20

Nice covers... Empire really didn't think to much about the placement of the Rebel logo

DJROBL on Aug 21, 2015

21

EMPIRE, you son of a bitch! I LOVE THIS!

DAVIDPD on Aug 21, 2015

22

Yeah...I think i'll choose the dark side. Light side look too weak

Have Hope on Aug 21, 2015

23

I'm not a fan of the crossguard, but that's alright. Still gonna be fanfuckingtastic!

grimjob on Aug 21, 2015

24

MARKETING IS IN FULL SWING!!! CAN NOT WAIT-I've only watched the teaser x that's enough literally!!! Lol this should be good!

III on Aug 21, 2015

25

Interesting placement of the Rebel Alliance logo on the light side cover. Feel the force.

W. on Aug 22, 2015

26

hahahaha... wow.. did they not notice that?

shane willett on Aug 25, 2015

27

The covers show too much. Totally ruined the movie for me.

FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015

28

So can i have your ticket then?

shane willett on Aug 25, 2015

29

MY question is, though... will Yoda, somehow, have a cameo/important plot point?

Mark Brackney on Aug 29, 2015

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