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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ BB-8 Gets His Own Empire Cover

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 9:57 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Empire unveiled two Star Wars: The Force Awakens fold-out covers for the new October issue a week ago, but the outlet still has one more. Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley)  and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) had to share one cover and then Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) had to share the other, but BB-8 gets the subscriber cover all to itself.

Empire‘s article teases, “BB-8 begins its quest for cult hero status right here, on the new subs cover,” and at this point, I’m pretty convinced that the character will get there. The movie is still over three months away, but BB-8 has already made quite the impression and considering the lengths that puppeteers Dave Chapman and Brian Herring went to to give him emotion and personality, I’d like to bet that will only get stronger in the full feature.

Check out the BB-8 Empire Magazine cover as well as two new behind-the-scenes images featuring Boyega and director J.J. Abrams below. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due in theaters on December 18th and also stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mahyew, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o,Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Max von Sydow.

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