Vanity Fair shows off why they are famed for their photography…
Tuesday morning a significant disturbance was felt globally in the force. As if millions of Star Wars fans suddenly shared a collective breath of awe. Vanity Fair covers graced the fans of Star Wars with stunning images by Annie Leibovitz. The photo shoot took place in May 2016 on the Last Jedi’s sets in London and Ireland. In full character dress, these covers really hit the heart. Now a tradition, Vanity Fair has featured the stars of Star Wars on their covers with release of each new film. This morning’s release did not disappoint the public. The familiarity of the faces of the old and new Star Wars canon brought both excitment and poingant grief.
The covers, broken down into four groups, featuring the stars of the upcoming film, are titled
“The Force,” wtih Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill “The Dark Side,” Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson “The Resistance” with Kelly Marie Tran, a new addition to the cast, alongside Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega and, of course, heroic droid BB-8. Then, the piece de resistance, “The Legacy,” One final cover of Carrie Fischer as General Leia Organa in all her stately glory, seen above.The individual covers feature groups of The Last Jedi’s heroes and villains:
“The Legacy” featuring Carrie Fischer as General Leia Organa
“The Force” featuring Rey and Luke
“The Resistance” featuring Fin, Poe and new comer Rose Tico
“The Dark Side” featuring , Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and General Hux
Special gallery shoot behind the scenes on location:
by Vanity Fair Photographer by Annie LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz’s portraits of the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi continue a Vanity Fair tradition that goes back to 1999. Click through for a look back at all of the magazine’s Star Wars covers.
But wait, there is more….
Having this recent cover below for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 tantalizing us, many were anticipating this morning’s publication and collectors will be clearing out the news stands. December simply cannot come quickly enough.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Director: Rian Johnson
Director: Rian Johnson