The Last Jedi is coming out later out this year and I am ecstatic! In April fans (like me) were finally shown a teaser for the highly anticipated film and was introduced to a brand new character, the small but mighty Rose. Ever since the Star Wars Celebration, there has been little news about The Last Jedi, even fewer spoilers, and a whole bunch of theories fans has tried to glean from the teaser. Then out of nowhere last Tuesday Vanity Fair let loose a fantastic spread for The Last Jedi and it blew my mind. There were exclusive photos, interesting interviews, and new characters to marvel over and theorize about. So on that note let me talk about some of my favorite moments from the awesome spread.
First of all the Covers
This happened to be my favorite cover. Leia is already a groundbreaking character because she wasn’t your typical princess. She was the woman who stood up to the menacing Darth Vader, talked junk about Grand Moff Tarkin’s odor problems, and told off her saviors because they didn’t have a perfect rescue operation. Yes, that’s Leia. And now she is the General of the Resistance and this cover embodies all of her strong, beautiful qualities. It slightly made me emotional when I saw it because, as we all know, she is no longer with us. She won’t be at any of the red carpet events, she won’t be able to say anything else that’s hilarious and genuine, she can only look down from above. R.I.P Carrie Fisher, we definitely miss you.
My second favorite was with Finn, Poe, and the newcomer Rose.
I don’t know why but this cover makes me so excited. Seeing Finn awake and well is already cool but his serious expression shows that he’s not going to be a joke in this next film. And the dashing Poe looks ready to blast a tie fighter right out of the sky with his incredible flying skills. Not only are they cool however but there’s Rose alongside them. I’m so excited to find out about her in the film and just exactly what her skill set is. I have a feeling she’s going to become one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. And yes, it’s another strong female character! I’m loving Star Wars these days.
The other two covers are great too. The one with Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Captain Phasma is exciting. And don’t they just look mean?
Rey and Luke’s cover was my least favorite simply because I’ve seen tons of pictures and moments with them on the island. It just didn’t excite me like the other ones have. It’s still awesome though.
The New Pictures
Now, this is an epic picture! Rey is already a wonderful character but this photo is incredible. The backdrop is so beautiful it looks like it could be CGI but it isn’t! And her with that lightsaber, oh I’m so ready for this movie.
Yes, it’s another photo with Rey but it’s awesome. Her in the cockpit with Chewbacca is special because he no longer has Han to hang out with (that’s so sad) but he’s now with Rey. And that’s extra significant because Han told Rey Chewie liked her and now they’re buddies. I can’t wait to see how their relationship evolves in this next film. I mean isn’t this a beautiful picture?
This, on a creativity level, is out of the roof. I have never seen anything like this in Star Wars, even from the prequels. Yeah, the prequels showcased a sort of fancy side of Star Wars with the city of Coruscant and the night scenes there but nothing compares to this. This looks like the most amazing environment I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. It’s part of the new casino planet Canto Bight and I just can’t wait to see everything in motion. I’m really loving Rian Johnson’s vision of Star Wars. In fact, it’s kind of amazing.
The hairstyles, the fancy black and white clothing, the aliens, it’s simply magnificent.
I like this picture because it’s Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher together again. This is another one of those photos that made me emotional. At the time they took this picture they both had no idea that Carrie would be dead soon. It’s just such a beautiful picture. The magic they brought to this franchise was wonderful and I just can’t wait to see them in action again. I really hope they will reunite in the film one last time. I’ll probably shed a few tears when they do.
I love this picture because once again there’s a new character being introduced in this film and she looks awesome! This is Vice Admiral Holdo of the Resistance and her getup is spectacular. I already love Laura Dern from her performance on Jurassic Park. To know she’s going to be in Star Wars, a franchise I love dearly, can this movie get any more perfect? I’m excited to see what her character’s role will be in the movie.
There are many more pictures as well as plenty of interesting interviews on Vanity Fair’s website. These just happen to be my favorite. After these exclusive looks at the upcoming film, I’m very excited to see the first trailer for The Last Jedi. I think they’ll be debuting it at the D23 in July and if so I can’t wait. Until then I’ll just gawk over these pictures and try to put pieces of the movie together from the interviews.
Thank you for reading my post. It’s the first day of June which means we’re nearly halfway until it comes to theaters. Until then I’ll keep talking about the new trailers and updates about the film. Have a beautiful Thursday and May the Force Be With You!