Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and Chewbacca each had their own unique experience in The Force Awakens. Ren had his ego knocked down a few pegs by a young girl who just discovered her ability to tap into the power of the Force. Phasma got clocked upside the head and then dumped down a garbage chute after being forced to disable the shields on Starkiller Base. Not exactly the most dignified way for two First Order heavyweights to be bested by a desert scavenger and a few members of the Resistance, huh?

And as for poor Chewie – well, he got it the worst as he stood by and witnessed the brutal slaying of his longtime best friend Han Solo at the hands of his own son.

How do the stories for each of these characters continue in The Last Jedi? Entertainment Weekly helps fill us in with their eighth and final exclusive article covering director Rian Johnson’s highly anticipated film. The piece also touches briefly on Maz Kanata as she will have a smaller part in this film compared to her debut appearance in Episode VII.

Links to EW’s previous Episode VIII coverage can be found in the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post. From everyone here at Jedi News, we once again thank EW’s Anthony Breznican for another exceptional series of Star Wars content.

As we close out EW’s cover story on The Last Jedi, let’s take a trip into the dark side of the galaxy.

Most of the previous stories have focused on the heroes of the Star Wars saga and the new film’s theme about the risks and rewards of meeting those you idolize.

Here’s a look at some of the villains, and a tease of what to expect from them when the film opens on Dec. 15.