New Photos for 'The Force Awakens' from EW's Fall Preview Edition

August 12, 2015

Star Wars

Behold! More Star Wars! Hey, did you know there's a new Star Wars movie coming out this year? Because if you didn't, Entertainment Weekly is here to provide a fall preview looking at all the movies left to see the rest of this year. And the big one is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which gets the cover shot and an entire gallery of new photos inside the pages. We finally get a good look at Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux of The First Order, plus a better look at Captain Phasma, some more shots of J.J. Abrams on set, and some glimpses of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Not that we haven't already seen plenty of excellent photos from the new Star Wars, but as always the more we see, the better. Only four more months left to go.

Here's the batch of preview photos direct from Entertainment Weekly showing many characters in the film:

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Finally here's the full Entertainment Weekly cover shot showing Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and his saber:

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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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Badass. Now can we get these pictures without the obnoxious watermark, EW?

Aj Meadows on Aug 12, 2015


If there is one thing Star Wars has had consitantly its badass villains. Kylo looks to fit in nicely.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 12, 2015


Meh....this movie's gonna suck... Just kidding! I can't fucking WAIT!!!

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2015


"Hey, did you know there's a new Star Wars movie coming out this year?" Dude, I was thinking something just like that when I saw the article...

Bl00dwerK on Aug 12, 2015


I love that crashed tie fighter. This appears to be the Star Wars we have all wanted --> an update to the originals, not a completely new and weird direction (i.e., Star Wars 1, 2, 3). I love seeing things from the originals, with original feels, only updated. I'm not making any sense, but somehow the images/teasers they have released so far just feel so right.

I'm Batman on Aug 12, 2015


I'm with you, Batman

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2015


It totally makes sense. I love the war torn imagery. I think JJ was wise to stick somewhat to that 1970's look of the original SW. It will surely give old school nostalgic fans like myself one less reason to bitch and moan. 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 12, 2015


Well, they managed to make even more badass looking villain than Darth Maul was. And what I can make from the trailers, we get to see him in action a lot too. December is way too far away...

ProjectionistHP on Aug 12, 2015


I dont really think this is all that bad ass looking, he looks cool enough. But Vader and Maul are still way more bad ass.

Brian Sleider on Aug 12, 2015


Except that no matter how badass Maul was, you couldn't pay me enough money to rewatch the prequels. So there's that.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 12, 2015



Brian Sleider on Aug 12, 2015


I think Vader is in a different league, like heavyweight. These other villains are more like welterweights. But he might be badder than Maul. This guy seems to have more attitude than Maul, who was just a servant... And for some reason I'm getting a vibe that he doesn't know how to use that sword elegantly, so he is going to fight like a damn streetfighter...

ProjectionistHP on Aug 13, 2015


Oh he will certainly be wading through enemy's like a brawler, not weaving through deftly like a fencer.

Brian Sleider on Aug 13, 2015


God I hope it is like that

ProjectionistHP on Aug 13, 2015


Looks cool except for the over-wide belt. My mum had something like that in the 80's... the buckle was a butterfly tho.

J Ho on Aug 12, 2015


Are you...really complaining about...a belt?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 12, 2015


Bad belts can ruin a movie....

TheOct8pus on Aug 13, 2015


I rarely ever say this but these photos are so sick! That picture of Domhall Gleason is freaking cool. The temperature is just going up and up for this one. And it is no where near CRITICAL MASS.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2015


I like that 3PO has a something going on there with his arm. Seems like he was always in some state of disrepair in episodes 5&6

J Ho on Aug 12, 2015


And I still have no clue what the story is. Staying away from all fan sites. I really hope they nailed it. Gonna be hard to not watch that up and coming real trailer (you know, more reveal about the story and dialog etc).

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 12, 2015


Not even the fanboy sites really know the plot. There are many theories, but Lucasfilm and JJ Abrams have put a gag order on all cast and crew to keep the plot secret. One thing I can guarantee: it's going to be compelling and entertaining, and HIGHLY emotional for all us nostalgic fans.

TheOct8pus on Aug 13, 2015


Well there are zero guarantees these days. Even with JJ and Kasdan writing. But im hoping for the best. Keeping my expectations in check this time.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 13, 2015


True....but I saw the nothing could possibly be worse than those.

TheOct8pus on Aug 13, 2015


Well said 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 13, 2015


I have to watch anything with a cyborg rhinoceros in it.

Elbak on Aug 12, 2015


*Eh*. I WAS going to say that's a dewback. However, the toes, and LACK OF A FREAKING TAIL make me say otherwise...

Mark Brackney on Aug 22, 2015

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