Empire's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Subscribers' Cover Revealed

Say hello to our little friend

The new issue of Empire hits newsstand shelves today, with a pick of Dark Side and Light covers to mull over, but a little friend with be rolling onto the doormats of subscribers. BB-8 begins its quest for cult hero status right here, on the new subs cover...

Additionally, these two new on-set stills offer a glimpse into the pages of a cover feature that will take you from Jakku to the far reaches of the Star Wars universe. Trust us, it's the finest thing this side of the Outer Rim.

Below is John Boyega's Finn surveying the wastes of Jakku, a planet we've never before visited, while above we see him in full Stormtrooper armour with director J.J. Abrams in close proximity.

Pick up the new issue of Empire, onsale now, for the full story. Head here for a breakdown of the issue's other big first-looks and exclusives.