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Ever notice that the timing of Star Wars news always comes in 24-48 hour spurts? Right when the Vanity Fair covers of Star Wars characters came out, a whole bunch of new images followed literally hours later. I didn’t cover the Vanity Fair covers because I think you could have seen them on at least 1000 other sites. However, today I decided to share some of the actual photos taken by Vanity Fair because they happen to be excellent. Check out some of the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos below: Benicio Del Toro, as the shifty “DJ,” a
- Nat Berman
One of Episode VII’s most important scenes comes towards the end of the picture when Kylo Ren murders his father Han Solo on Starkiller Base with Rey and Finn watching from afar. It was a tragic moment to be sure, and a pretty grim way to say goodbye to Harrison Ford’s much beloved and iconic character.
Well it turns out that Mark Hamill, whose own legendary character, Luke, was revealed in the film’s final moments, thought he had a better idea for Han’s death. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hamill explains in detail what he wanted to occur, with Luke and Leia to be present at the scene of the crime.
“Now, remember, one of the plots in the earlier films was the telepathic communication between my sister and me,” Hamill explains. “So I thought, Carrie will sense that Han is in danger and try to contact me. »
- Samuel Brace
Although most of us Star Wars fans have been referring to the historic lightsaber as Anakin’s / Luke’s even when in Rey’s possession in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm is now officially giving full ownership of the weapon to the Sequel Trilogy’s heroine. The change begins with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as the lightsaber will presumably become Rey’s go-to weapon.
Speaking on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo stated: “Either way, the blade is no longer considered Anakin’s lightsaber by the Lucasfilm marketing department. It has now been officially dubbed ‘Rey’s’.”
- Robert Kojder
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the role that Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed away this past December) would have not just in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also Star Wars: Episode IX, assuming that the character would survive that far.
Well, it seems that Carrie Fisher was originally going to play a rather larger part in the final chapter of the Sequel Trilogy, as Kathleen Kennedy revealed to Vanity Fair that: “The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, ‘I’d better be at the forefront of IX!’ Because Harrison was front and center on VII, and Mark is front and center on VIII. She thought IX would be her movie. And it would have been.”
- Robert Kojder
The Last Jedi, The First Images
The title of the movie might be Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we’ve now got our first official look at the cast via Vanity Fair. Included in the images are our first look at Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo and Benicio Del Toro’s ‘shady character’, who is apparently unnamed in the film but referred to on set as ‘DJ’, with director Rian Johnson teasing: “You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ.” There’s also contain some heart-breaking images of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, as well as the late Leia Organa posing with her daughter Billy Lourd. Get the tissues ready, and read more here.
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- Luke Owen
The Annie Leibovitz-shot stills show Fisher in costume as General Leia Organa with Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Kaydel Connix.
Laura Dern is also pictured with bubblegum-pink hair as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, another newcomer to the series.
An action shot of Daisy Ridley as Rey shows her leaping across rocks while grasping a blue lightsaber, likely while on the remote island where she discovered the missing Luke Skywalker at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Everything We Know About ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
Several other released photos spotlight the creators behind the film rather than the stars, including shots of costume designer Michael Kaplan surrounded by some of his creations, and creative supervisor Neal Scanlan, »
- Erin Nyren
It's been a big day for Star Wars fans already, with the first details about Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern's characters in Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed, along with the first look at the aliens who inhabit the casino city known as Canto Bight. Now we have even more details from actor Adam Driver, who teases that the movie starts with most of the main characters in a "rehabilitation state," including his character Kylo Ren. Here's what the actor had to say about it.
"I feel like almost everyone is in that rehabilitation state (at the beginning of The Last Jedi). You know, I don't think that patricide is all that it's cracked up to be. Maybe that's where Kylo Ren is starting from. His external scar is probably as much an internal one."
Vanity Fair also spoke with John Boyega, who confirmed earlier rumors that his »
This week is the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, now known as A New Hope, so it's a great time to share new information about the next Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi. Vanity Fair's latest issue has a cover story on the eighth episode of the main saga, complete with revealing portraits of characters, old and new, taken by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. We've collected the most notable photos, plot and character details and quotes from the article below. @VanityFair Channeling Benicio del Toro's #TheLastJedi character all day today ?? pic.twitter.com/uV53g9TKq4 — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 24, 2017 New Characters We've heard minor bits on some of the new recruits...
- Christopher Campbell
Yesterday brought us some really new shots from The Last Jedi, via four rather gorgeous Vanity Fair covers (courtesy of photographer Annie Leibovitz). Now, even more images (including a heartbreaking shot of Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd) have come our way, as well as more details of what Rian Johnson has in store for us. The big take aways are our first looks at the new characters, specifically Benicio Del Toro as the shady DJ and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a prominent member of the Resistance. Johnson has also revealed some of the new planets and cities he will be playing in, namely Anch-To, the planet Luke has been living alone on for all these years, and Canto Bight, a glittering casino city Finn and other newcomer Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) find themselves in as the story progresses. Skellig Michael is famously subbing for Anch-To, »
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You wait ages for some information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and then a torrent comes all at once. That’s courtesy of today’s Vanity Fair cover story, in which a load of delicious morsels about the next Star Wars film were revealed. Each of these news nuggets fills in some blanks about the upcoming blockbuster, and we’re hungry for as many as we can get. One of the more tantalizing, though, was the reveal of who Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro will be playing.
Rian Johnson reveals that Del Toro is portraying a shady character simply called DJ. Judging from the character photo, DJ’s a pretty sleazy guy, even by Star Wars standards, looking like he’s spent the night in a Mos Eisley »
- David James
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer arrived last month, fans were quick to analyze it for clues about the movie’s storyline. One thing that seemed obvious from the off is that a bulk of the film will see Rey trained by Luke in the ways of the Jedi. Just as Luke himself was trained by Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.
When speaking with Vanity Fair, however, director Rian Johnson made it clear that he doesn’t think there’s a “one-to-one correlation” between the two movies.
“There’s a training element to it, but it’s not exactly what you would expect.”
Due to the tight-lipped nature of Star Wars movie making, that’s all the director would reveal. Still, it’s a loaded sentence that should give us lots to chew on. In what way exactly is it not going to be what we expect? »
- Christian Bone
Every Star Wars movie introduces a new planet or city somewhere far away, in this unique galaxy that is unlike any other. And Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be no different. In the latest chapter of the Skywalker family saga, fans will travel to the glittering casino city of Canto Bight. And oh, the sights we'll all see there.
Canto Bight was first revealed a few months back at Star Wars Celebration, but fans got their first real look when set photos leaked last year. Now, Vanity Fair and photographer Annie Leibovitz have teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm for a new preview on Star Wars 8. And with it comes the first look at all the wonderful and somewhat freighting aliens and assorted creatures, some of whom are even recognizable from The Force Awakens.
In 2015's Star Wars 7, Han Solo and Chewbacca traveled with newcomers Rey and Finn to Maz Kanata's castle, »
If you've spent the last few months salivating over every new detail surrounding the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, brace yourself for an info dump of epic proportions. Vanity Fair's David Kamp sat down with the cast and crew of the next installment of the galactic franchise for its June issue and eked out spoiler-y details to go along with the magazine's four separate, commemorative covers shot by Annie Leibovitz, which feature Bb-8, Finn (John Boyega), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). RelatedLaura Dern Has Joined the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII! See Who Else Is Confirmed 1. We Find Out What Luke's Been Up to All These Years Remember the scene at the end of The Force Awakens when »
- Quinn Keaney
Tomorrow we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, which arrived in theaters May 25, 1977. Today, however, we celebrate the upcoming sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which brings us new worlds, new characters and a whole lot of never-before-seen Jedi moves. While a huge portion of the cast is returning from 2015's The Force Awakens, we're also getting three new main characters. Rose was revealed at Star Wars Celebration a few months ago. But today, we finally learn who Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern are playing.
Vanity Fair and Annie Leibovitz have teamed with Disney and Lucasfilm for their traditional Star Wars preview, which they have been doing for every movie since 1999's Phantom Menace. Part of the celebration includes the big reveal of who Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern are playing, along with their first character portraits, which you can see below.
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Perhaps we’re only saying this because the only image we’ve seen of her was shot by Annie Leibovitz, but Laura Dern’s new Star Wars heroine looks like she’s adding a giant dose of fashion to the galaxy. According to Vanity Fair’s story about The Last Jedi, Dern is playing Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. She’s an officer in the Resistance, she has gorgeous purple hair, and she’s wearing a gown that wouldn’t be out of place on a Cannes red carpet.
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Meanwhile, Vf also has some information regarding other new faces to the franchise. Benicio Del Toro’s character is at this point the most mysterious—so mysterious that he doesn’t even have a name. He’s described as a »
- Esther Zuckerman
John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score.
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- Michael Stevens
Yesterday gave us some gorgeous Star Wars: The Last Jedi covers for Vanity Fair's newest issue, but today brings the goods with a slew of new images from Anne Leibovitz, that gives us our first look at new characters, and some intriguing details to boot. Come inside to check it all out!
This morning brings about an influx of great information and images for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So much so, it's hard to parse through it all, but I'm going to try and break down a few of the bigger details revealed this moring thanks to Vanity Fair.
Okay, let's start off with some of the new characters this time around. While we caught a glimpse of her during Celebration the other month, Kelly Marie Tran's character gets a full name, Rose Tico. She's a maintenance worker in the Resistance (and has a sister named Paige, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary or Star Wars, with A New Hope having arrived in theaters way back on May 25, 1977. To celebrate, Vanity Fair has released their special Star Wars: The Last Jedi preview. And with it comes an awesome new reel that goes behind-the-scenes.
We finally have a better look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi to hold us over until the movie arrives in December. The very first teaser trailer for the movie was revealed not long ago, but now Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to spoil us by giving us just a bit more to study, dissect and rewatch until our eyes bleed Kyber crystals. This excellent behind-the-scenes video offers us even more footage and secrets from the upcoming follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Disney and Lucasfilm are going all in and their main focus is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They want people »
Following on from yesterday’s cover reveals [see here], Vanity Fair has now unveiled a batch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi character portraits from Annie Leibovitz. Included in the images are our first look at Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Holdo and Benicio Del Toro’s ‘shady character’, who is apparently unnamed in the film but referred to on set as ‘DJ’, with director Rian Johnson teasing: “You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ.”
Accompanying the images, we also have a behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot…
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- Gary Collinson
The cautious curtain raising for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” continues this week as Vanity Fair reveals more from their latest issue dedicated to the upcoming blockbuster. And some fresh details have spilled about a couple of a new characters joining the ranks of the franchise.
Most significantly, it’s been revealed that Benicio Del Toro will be playing the enigmatically named DJ (which I’m sure is short for a much longer, more spoilery name), who plays an “unscrupulous drifter,” which the galaxy seems to be filled with.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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