First up, Mark Hamill has opened up some more about Luke's time on Ahch-To.
"Finn is much more active and involved in the fight, which is something that I really wanted", said Boyega. He's without his helmet, he's sporting a relocated scar, and he's got a sweet starfighter. Luke feels responsible for that. He's that "slicer" that was rumored to exist back in March. "But unfortunately, now that she's passed, it does have a deeper meaning".
"I think she sees in him the potential for a truly great leader of the Resistance and beyond", he says. Take the spoilers and supposed facts that you hear with a grain of salt.
"She's so hopeful to everything", Ridley told EW.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Boyega, who plays the reformed stormtrooper Finn in the film, teased details of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. He must know the galaxy needs him. So, sorta like Luke's equivalent of Wilson, the volleyball from Castaway. "They have to be built to move, and you have to believe that they could step forward and engage if they have to".
Leia will once again be in recovery mode when "The Last Jedi" starts, and finds some solace in her mentorship of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), the young pilot who quickly becomes a key member of the Resistance.
"Similar to Rey's parentage, Snoke is here to serve a function in the story".
"I don't want to tip the hat too much, but I will say that the heat is immediately turned up on the Resistance".
And perhaps the Resistance may be experiencing some infighting as well, with General Organa seemingly finding a challenging voice from newcomer Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Holdo, another commander in the Resistance. "She's not cool. She's this nobody, this background player, which is what makes her interesting".
Daisy Ridley describes Rey's thought process during the early parts of the movie. "That's where we pick them up", he added. While they're still understandably not revealing any specifics, they do give us a clearer picture of what the plot will look like.
Entertainment Weekly continues their string of amazing coverage, this time with more details on what happens to Finn after he is defeated by Kylo Ren.
Live fearlessly, live boldly, and even after you're gone that strength and inspiration burns on. "No, no, no. Not at all", director Rian Johnson says.
Are you as excited as I am? He seems to be teasing something along those lines in a set of quotes, courtesy of a new feature in Entertainment Weekly.
Wearing a dark wool cape, Hamill shows an aged Luke Skywalker with a scruffy grey beard and matching mustache. "But I think it's necessary".
Fans will be heartened to know that, as always, Leia will rise to the occasion. "That is for sure", Hamill teased.
Like Han, Finn saw the war face to face, became instrumental in delivering a major blow to the Empire's forces and still wants to leave.