Vanity Fair releases covers for their Star Wars: The Last Jedi issue


Vanity Fair is putting the characters, cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on display in their new issue, on sale June 6, 2017.

The main cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will soon be on display wherever copies of Vanity Fair are sold.

To spotlight of the film and its characters, cast and crew, Vanity Fair will release a special The Last Jedi-themed issue nationally on June 6. On the outside, the issue comes in four different covers showing the main cast of The Last Jedi in full costume. On the inside, writer David Kamp goes behind the scenes into the making of the new Star Wars film. At the same time, rockstar photographer Annie Leibovitz’s photos will give readers a visual of the film and what its characters look like.

Let’s get into analyzing the four covers, which Vanity Fair debuted this morning.

The first cover features Daisy Ridley as Rey staring down Leibovitz’s camera next to Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker. The pair appears to be on Ahch-To, the planet Rey finds Luke on in The Force Awakens. Both characters’ costumes look like the ones they were wearing in The Force Awakens, as well. Overall, Rey and Luke look like they are preparing, each in their own way for the hard road ahead of them.

Image credit: Vanity Fair. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) aren’t looking quite as casually distant as Luke Skywalker. But keep in mind that their base (and their pride) was just destroyed in the last film. Leibowitz perfectly captures their haggardness and angry determination. They look ready to take revenge on those pesky Resistance fighters and Jedi who dared ruin their plans. Also, notice Phasma’s spear, a new and interesting choice of weaponry for the Captain. She is ready to hunt some traitorous stormtroopers.

Image credit: Vanity Fair. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.

Speaking of traitorous stormtroopers, Finn (John Boyega), formerly known as FN-2187 of the First Order, doesn’t look as if he will be taken back so easily. After all, he has friends now. On his right is the dashing Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), while on his left is the lovely Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). Poe is a Resistance pilot and Rose is Resistance maintenance worker. Together, the trio looks ready to take on the First Order all by themselves.

Image credit: Vanity Fair. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.

But what’s a Resistance without a leader? Behold, the general herself in all her fashionable glory.

Image credit: Vanity Fair. Photo by Annie Leibovitz.

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Never has it felt so sweet to see Carrie Fisher in costume as General Leia Organa. It is especially a relief to see it confirmed that her role in The Last Jedi was not discarded in the wake of her death in December 2016. Fans still have a chance to give both Leia and Fisher a proper sendoff with this new film.

(Also, I cannot express how much I adore her cape. It almost makes me wish she was a Jedi because she would look so good as one if she wore that cape.)

Vanity Fair will release Annie Leibovitz’s full The Last Jedi portfolio and Kamp’s story about the film online on Wednesday, May 24. Check back here at Dork Side for the highlights and analysis of our findings there.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15, 2017.