Vanity Fair’s extensive “Star Wars” The Last Jedi” cover story has gone online over on their official site, along with a gallery of fourteen photos consisting of shots on location and some beautiful portait photos of members of the cast such as the late Carrie Fisher with her daughter Billie Lourd.
The shots include first looks at Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro’s characters in the movie. Click on the photos below to access the full slideshow.
The full cover story meanwhile can be read here and confirms that Del Toro plays a shady character who goes unnamed in the film but is called ‘DJ’ by the filmmakers. Dern plays Vice Admiral Holdo, a prominent officer in the Resistance. It also confirms there’s an opulent casino city setting called Canto Bight.
In terms of the overall film structure, director Rian Johnson says: “J.J. [Abrams] and Larry [Kasdan] and Michael [Arndt] set everybody up in a really evocative way in VII and started them on a trajectory. I guess I saw it as the job of this middle chapter to challenge all of those characters – let’s see what happens if we knock the stool out from under them.”
He also confirms Luke went in search of the first Jedi temple and found it on Ahch-To where he’s been living among an indigenous race of caretaker creatures which Johnson re-assures are “not Ewoks”.
Click here to check out the full piece, and check out the video below of photographer Annie Leibovitz visiting the set and conducting her photo shoot. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in December.
Source: Vanity Fair