Here is the June cover of Vanity Fair. Thankfully, it’s not a dead celebrity! HUZZAH. No, VF got a major exclusive with JJ Abrams on the set of Star Wars. The cover is pretty great – just seeing Harrison Ford in his Han Solo costume is enough to make me weak at the knees. I still maintain that Chewy has been buffed, polished and tweaked into oblivion, and I’m so disappointed in that. Chewy, you were naturally beautiful! You didn’t NEED the eye work. Also featured on the cover: the two leads, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. I feel like Daisy might be playing a Skywalker/Solo? You can see all of the newly released photos here.
Annie Leibovitz came to the set to take photos, and we’re also getting our first real look at Adam Driver’s black-clad character, plus a sad confirmation on Lupita Nyong’o’s character. Here’s the spoiler: we won’t be seeing Lupita’s lovely face in Star Wars. She wore “CGI tracking dots” and she’s playing a “purely animated character” in the film. That sucks!! Why wouldn’t Lupita’s face “fit” into the Star Wars world? I’m including the video below.
Also: JJ Abrams reveals to VF that he killed off JarJar Binks, the terrible patois-speaking idiot character from Star Wars Episode I. Abrams tells VF: “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there. I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.” Abrams also says that people “literally cried” when they walked onto the Millennium Falcon for the first time. Yeah… I might do that. I might cry. You can read more here are VF.
Cover courtesy of Vanity Fair, still courtesy of @StarWars Twitter.