A couple brand new looks at the main heroes and villains of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi have been revealed. The news comes just a little over a month since the first official trailer and images from the film were released at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. While The Last Jedi teaser trailer was predictably cryptic and vague as well, it did successfully tease the film’s darker tone compared to The Force Awakens, the continued adventures of its main characters, and the apparently complicated relationship between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the film.
Not much has been heard or released from The Last Jedi since Celebration, of course, though fans have still found plenty to speculate about and cast their theories regarding in the weeks following the event. It doesn’t hurt either, that the film’s writer and director, Rian Johnson, has done a good job at continually teasing the post-production process for The Last Jedi through his various social media feeds.
Today, however, Vanity Fair has released four new exclusive Last Jedi themed covers from their upcoming issue. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the images feature each of the factions/main characters of the film assembled officially for the first time. These include a special Luke and Rey cover, a “First Order” cover featuring Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), along with two “Resistance” covers featuring Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), and one featuring just the late-great Carrie Fisher as General Leia. Check out the covers for yourself down below:
Obviously, these covers don’t reveal much that hasn’t already been seen or known about The Last Jedi. They do offer a better look at Kylo Ren’s new outfit and scar, along with the new costumes for both Poe and Finn in the film. But other than that, these covers are mostly just exciting new teases of what’s still to come from the film itself.
With still multiple months to go until The Last Jedi hits theaters in December too, Disney and Lucasfilm are doing a great job so far at keeping this film in the brains of the public consciousness. Now, fans have quite a bit more to look forward to from this Vanity Fair issue in the coming weeks, as well as possible panels/announcements regarding the film happening at both San Diego Comic-Con and the D23 Expo this summer. So, basically, it’s going to be a very exciting and busy time for Star Wars fans everywhere over the coming months.
This is also very similar to what Disney did with Vanity Fair leading up to the release of The Force Awakens when they released a batch of photos from the film’s set and behind-the-scenes, which were also photographed by Leibovitz. At the time, those photos revealed/confirmed who many of the actors in Force Awakens were playing in the film – and while it’s highly unlikely any similarly huge reveals will be made in this new portfolio, it still promises to offer fans some very exciting new looks at what they can expect from The Last Jedi.
Source: Vanity Fair