The countdown for the upcoming Star Wars movie is slowly trickling down. Rather getting any new trailers last month at D23, we saw some behind the scenes footage which has definitely got us excited as we finally get to see old-man Luke in action and unravel the mystery of Supreme Leader Snoke, the Knights of Ren, the first books of the Jedi order and so much more. A bunch of new images from The Last Jedi have been just released by Entertainment Weekly giving us a look at the existing cast and some new characters. Excited? Here we go.

Rey might help Luke

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Rey might help Luke

This is a really interesting shot. It is obviously the island which was seen during the closing of the Force Awakens. Rey finally finds Luke and offers him his lightsaber. I dunno how many of you noticed but he had a certain sense of fear on his face. This shot seems to be an indication that Rey might help Luke overcome his fears of whatever happened with him in the past that led him into exile.

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Rey at the Jedi Temple?

2/11Rey at the Jedi Temple?
Rey at the Jedi Temple?

We get a good look at Rey in her new Jedi training clothes and she seems to be at some ruins. Maybe the last Jedi temple?

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Finn is back!

3/11Finn is back!
Finn is back!

John Boyega's role as Finn to me is reminiscent of Han Solo. Part daredevil and part goofy, I love the character. Expect Finn to partner with Rose, a Resistance mechanic played by Kelly Marie Tran, who will go on a special mission to Canto Bight.

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Large-eyed cuddly 'Porg'

4/11Large-eyed cuddly 'Porg'
Large-eyed cuddly 'Porg'

If Ewoks were not adorable enough, here's a new species that will probably make you go all 'aww'. This large eyed cuddly 'Porg' is from the island where the first Jedi temple is situated on the planet Ahch-To.

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Alien nuns guarding Jedi structure

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Alien nuns guarding Jedi structure

Speaking of new species, The Last Jedi will see some alien nuns who are faithful to the Force, and take care of the ancient Jedi structures on Ahch-To.

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Praetorian Guards

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Praetorian Guards

Remember Emperor Palpetine's red-robed guards? Well the Praetorian Guards are heavily inspired from them only this time they look like Ninja warriors and will hopefully have good fight scene!

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Finn flying solo?

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Finn flying solo?

Here is another photo of Finn looking confident in a cockpit. Judging by the cliffs and the red dust visible through the cockpit window, he is flying one of the new star-fighters that were seen storming on a desert planet in the trailer.

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Ever menacing Kylo Ren

8/11Ever menacing Kylo Ren
Ever menacing Kylo Ren

A closer look at Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver. If you notice carefully, his scar (that he got during his last encounter with Rey) has been moved. This was done for obvious reasons.

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Poe Dameron

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Poe Dameron

Of course, the star X-Wing fighter pilot, Poe Dameron played by Oscar Isaac, will also return and I am hoping that we get to see some more incredible dogfight scenes.

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Kylo Ren's new star-fighter!

10/11Kylo Ren's new star-fighter!
Kylo Ren's new star-fighter!

This is my favourite out of the lot. We can see a pair of First Order Tie-fighters assisting the all new Tie-Silencer, Kylo Ren's new star-fighter. It just looks bad-ass!

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Is this the last of General Leia?

11/11Is this the last of General Leia?
Is this the last of General Leia?

I wanted to keep this image for the end. We can see a Rian Johnson directing Carrie Fisher. Unfortunately, Fisher passed away unexpectedly in December. From Princess to General. She will always be in our hearts and a legend in the world of Star Wars.

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