May the 4th be with you — here are some new goodies to celebrate. Photographer Annie Leibovitz is known for her portraits of celebrities, and nothing is more famous these days than Star Wars. In these gorgeous photos for Vanity Fair’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens issue, there are also a few revelations about what we might be seeing in the upcoming film.
As we are also reporting, we are getting our first look (and a confirmation) of Adam Driver as the evil Kylo Ren (who will also be wielding that three-pronged light saber). Further, Lupita Nyong’o‘s CGI character Maz Kanata seems to (as far as the rogue’s gallery seems to suggest) playing some kind of a pirate.
Also, check out the dashing Poe Dameron (Oscar Issac), as well as some great photos of JJ Abrams directing on the set, as well as a portrait of the Star Wars brain trust (Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, compose John Williams, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan).
And of course, the cover gives us another look at Han and Chewie, because feels (and that lil BB-8!) Vanity Fair also has a featurette of the cover shoot over on their site.
You can see the full photos below (click for full size):
For more on Star Wars: The Force Awakens check out the links below:
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Features Familiar Faces
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: 17 Things We Learned from the Celebration Panel
- First STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poster
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images: Check out over 40 Screengrabs from the New Trailer
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images Reveal the Lead Cast
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Costumes, Props, and Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber in High-Resolution
Here’s the official rundown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga