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Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals new scenes and creatures to Entertainment Weekly

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Today Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover story for their Fall Movie Preview issue, and it's all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. EW teased the issue by releasing nine new images online for the first time, as well as tiny tidbits of the deeper stories to be revealed inside. The issue is on newsstands now, but here are a few notes on what to expect.

For more on what EW has revealed about J.J. Abrams' Star Wars universe, you can find our analysis here.

On the run

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Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn, a fugitive stormtrooper) under fire from The First Order on Jakku — a desert planet new to the Star Wars universe.

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A disturbance in the force

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The mysterious Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. Entertainment Weekly has lots more detail on this character in their print issue.

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Mayday

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Finn comes upon the wreckage of a TIE fighter, which dug a long furrow into Jakku's surface.

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Filthy creatures

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Rey is shown here cutting BB-8 free from a "fellow scavenger's" net, Entertainment Weekly writes. But who is this alien creature, and what are they riding?

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Chop shop

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C-3PO hasn't had a full set of original parts in quite some time, and in this shot his left arm is mysteriously red.

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Comb the desert

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Kylo Ren and his troops burning a Jakku village.

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You may fire when ready

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General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson, is a newly revealed leader of The First Order. Briefly shown at Comic-Con earlier this year, this is the first time this image has been shown publicly.

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Knight errant

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Captain Phasma, as played by Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie.

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Like my father before me

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J.J. Abrams on the set with his co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, who also penned The Empire Strikes BackEW says they're sitting together in The First Order's Starkiller Base, which seems to share lines and motifs with Imperial structures of the past. The script they're working from was printed on red paper to prevent copying.

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Stay on target

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EW says that J.J. Abrams has a reason his X-Wings are black, but for now he's keeping it to himself.

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