A new batch of images take Star Wars fans behind-the-scenes of Annie Leibovitz's recent Vanity Fair photo shoot for The Last Jedi. Fans of Star Wars haven't been given much marketing when it comes to The Last Jedi. And while the tactic by Lucasfilm will likely keep the surprise and wonder alive when the film premieres in December, it's still left many wanting. Luckily, what we have seen so far has been captivating. The teaser trailer back in April gave us our first glimpse of the action and the returning characters. Meanwhile, Leibovitz's recent Vanity Fair spread offered us some more glimpses of the continuing saga.
That first group of photos was quickly followed by more, showcasing Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro's new characters in the film. Though all of the photos were posed, rather than being taken from the film, they still offered a great deal of insight into the film. From teasing new worlds to hinting at character motivations, fans have been dissecting the images alongside the teaser while they await the release of the film's trailer. Now, a new set of images take us behind-the-scenes of the hit photoshoot.
Vanity Fair has shared four new images from The Last Jedi photo shoot, including several taken by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. Check them out in the gallery below:
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The first shot is from Meghan Marshall and shows Leibovitz setting up the now infamous shot of the Canto Bight patrons. The image of the casino-goers immediately caused buzz, as it offered a rare look at the more wealthy side of the Star Wars universe. Though hinted at in the prequels, most Star Wars media has focused on the more war-torn parts of the galaxy. Canto Bight, meanwhile, will show a planet untouched by the decades of conflict our heroes have thus far faced.
The other three photos all come from Kennedy. The first of the group show's the set-up for Rey and Luke's picture in front of a structure on Ahch-To, which is teeming with life of its own. The next shot shows Kylo Ren in the middle of his unusual thrust from the photoshoot, complete with a practical lightsaber. The final image is of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher together just months before the passing of the latter.
While the photos don't reveal anything new, they do help continue the excitement that's long been building for the film. With post-production wrapping soon, we should be seeing a bigger marketing push in the coming weeks as The Last Jedi heads towards its release date.
Source: Vanity Fair
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