Carrie Fisher appears in what might be her final photo shoot. General Leia graces one of the covers of ‘Vanity Fair”s special ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary covers, all shot by the iconic Annie Liebovitz, who has photographed nearly every ‘Star Wars’ cast since the first prequel– not to mention nearly every celebrity period– in the past.
Fisher, who passed away shortly after completing ‘The Last Jedi’, gets her own showcase cover photo. Fellow original ‘Star Wars’ legend Mark Hamill also graces a cover as Luke Skywalker with his presumed new protigée Rey (Daisy Ridley). The galaxy’s greatest bromance, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) share a cover with BB-8 and new character Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), which should delightfully infuriate all those trolls bitching about how there aren’t enough white dudes in the new ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Finally, the bad guys take center stage on the final cover, which features Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Domhnall Gleeson as First Order General Hux. Kylo Ren was one of the most important characters in ‘The Force Awakens’ as fans realized he was actually Ben, the son of Han Solo and Leia. On the other hand, fans were largely disappointed in Captain Phasma, who’d been hyped as a major character but whose role turned out to be little more than a cameo. Hopefully, her role will be considerably expanded in ‘Episode VIII’.
Vanity Fair will reveal even more photos by Leibovitz and the full cover story tomorrow, and we will be here to bring you the highlights!
It’s unclear how much will be revealed, but Disney has been tight-lipped with this franchise since acquiring it. And refreshingly, the fans are perfectly happy with not being spoiled. In fact, the ‘Rogue One’ trailers were largely made up of footage that never appeared in the final film.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Billie Lourd, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Tim Rose, Jimmy Vee and possibly Tom Hardy. It will be released December 15, 2017.
Source: Vanity Fair