Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Vanity Fair's 'The Last Jedi' photoshoot is full of fascinating new details


Two of those character portraits include one of Carrie Fisher as General Leia with Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, while the second one shows her with her daughter, Billie Lourd, who plays Rebel Alliance member Lieutenant Connix. Disney is set to have its bi-annual D23 conference at the beginning of July where the studio will go over more Star Wars details.

Director Rian Johnson said: "You'll see - there's a reason why we call him DJ". Laura Dern's role was under wraps until now, but the photoshoot announced her name as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

Ever since we first saw Benicio Del Toro mumble and improvise that classic lineup scene in The Usual Suspects, the Oscar winning actor has consistently turned in some brilliant performances. Meanwhile, Adam Driver - whose character Kylo Ren just brought the legacy of Star Wars daddy issues to new heights by, erm, killing his daddy - said "I feel like nearly everyone is in that rehabilitation state". Luke, Johnson says, indeed, has spent many years searching for a Jedi temple, and has been living in a Jedi village with a non-Ewok "indigenous race of caretaker creatures". You know, I don't think that patricide is all that it's cracked up to be.

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We also get a glimpse of Canto Bight (below), the new casino planet that Finn and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) will visit during the movie, serving as this film's version of Mos Eisley Cantina, but for the richest people in the galaxy.

The striking photos provide a mixture of character portraits, behind-the-scenes pics, and even some action shots of Rey and Kylo Ren swinging their lightsabers. Another new character will be Rose's sister Paige, a gunner played by Veronica Ngo. "She loved hitting me", he fondly recalls.

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