– by Joseph Jammer Medina

As of this writing, we’re less than seven months away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is a big deal not just because it’s a Star Wars film, and not just because it’ll be following up 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but because it will act as a sign off for Princess Leia. This adds an already-ungodly amount of pressure on the flick, but that’s not to say it isn’t up to the task. 

In order to truly create something worth making, the emphasis will always be on the characters. From Rey, to Luke, to Poe, and Finn, the first film did a great job of setting the foundation of things to come. With The Last Jedi, we will be seeing these characters move apart forward, and in a new set of covers for Vanity fair, we’re seeing each group of characters realized for the first time for this movie.


The first cover shows our two leads in Rey and Luke, standing on the planet of Ach-To, where we last left them, and where Luke will train Rey. It’s ominous and mysterious, and Mark Hamill’s expression is fittingly mysterious. What’s going on in his head, we can only guess.

The second cover shows our “Dark Side” crew, which consists of Kylo Ren, General Hux, and Captain Phasma. This particular photo shows Phasma unmasked for the first time, and this makes us whether or not this was done for the shoot, or if this is an indication that we’ll actually be seeing her face in the next film (most likely the former). Both Kylo Ren and Hux look as angry and ominous as ever, and we’re eager to see their sibling rivalry get taken to the next level.

The third cover features Poe and Finn, who we know and love from The Force Awakens. Joining them this time around is the new character Rose Tico, a Resistance maintenance worker who was introduced to viewers at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. Based on rumors we’ve heard, it sounds like these three (or at least Finn and Rose) will be off on a secret mission that will see them infiltrate The First Order. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.

The final cover is a fitting tribute to Carrie Fisher. General Leia is draped in a classy robe, and will act as one of the last looks audiences will have of the iconic character who graced our screens decades ago. Will she make it to the end of The Last Jedi? We hope so.

Which cover is your favorite? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.