Vanity Fair reveals an exclusive glimpse at J.J Abrams’ highly anticipated Skywalker finale
Hold onto your butts.
The great team at Vanity Fair has given us our first real look at J.J Abrams’ highly anticipated finale to the Skywalker saga. Continuing a tradition that spans more than 20 years, famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz journeyed to the desert valley of Wadi Rum and beyond to document filming of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and thanks to StarWars.com we are delighted to bring you our first REAL look.
Two covers highlight the light and the dark, and Rey and Kylo Ren take the spotlight in their new costumes for the film.
Inside, and through an online photo gallery, fans will be transported on-location to the Jordan desert, inside the cockpit set of the Millennium Falcon, and behind enemy lines among the new leaders of the First Order.
New images include our first look at General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer, Anthony Daniels slipping into his iconic C-3PO costume, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey battle it out with lightsabers in a stormy confrontation, Composer John Williams conducting the Star Wars score, drawing on themes and motifs he has woven across four decades, and Mark Hamill, as Luke, with R2-D2.
These images are INCREDIBLE and are more than enough to get us super pumped for the lifetime event The Rise of Skywalker promises to be. Annie Leibovitz has a wonderful eye for these shots and it certainly shows in her incredible photo gallery. You can read the cover story written by Lev Grossman, peruse the Leibovitz photo gallery, watch a special behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, and more on VanityFair.com now.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will bring the Skywalker legacy to a bittersweet close on December 20th.
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