PHOTOS, VIDEO: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Vanity Fair Photo Shoot and Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look

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The latest issue of Vanity Fair takes us down memory lane through the Star Wars Saga and also provides us with a first look at “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”.

This special issue of Vanity Fair introduces us to new characters, exclusive on set photos, shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibowitz, and some never before seen final images of Star Wars: Rise Of The Skywalker”.

Check out the photos below but first enjoy this Vanity Fair behind the scenes video of the cast and crew reflecting on their final days of shooting “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”.

Images from the Vanity Fair photo shoot:

STAR CROSSED
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey battle it out with lightsabers in a stormy confrontation. Their Force-connection—what Driver calls their “maybe-bond”—will turn out to run even deeper than previously revealed. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

FROM THE ASHES
Mark Hamill, as Luke, with R2-D2. Speculation is rampant about who will “rise” as the Skywalker of the movie’s title—and how that choice will reflect the way the world has changed since Star Wars debuted in 1977. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

HORSING AROUND
Finn and new ally Jannah (Naomi Ackie), atop hardy orbaks, lead the charge against the mechanized forces of the First Order. “It’s extremely surreal to be in it,” says Ackie, “and see how it works from the inside.” Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

FIRST LOOK
Vanity Fair reveals Keri Russell as the masked scoundrel Zorri Bliss, seen in the Thieves’ Quarter of the snow-dusted world Kijimi. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

PUNCH IT!
In a historic reunion, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) retakes the helm of the Millennium Falcon, joined by Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca, D-O, and BB-8. “He’s a survivor,” Williams says of Lando. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

FORCE MAJEURE
First Order leaders General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s destroyer.Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

WELL MET
Jordanian locals play the Aki-Aki, natives of the planet Pasaana. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

Summer Issue Cover #2 Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

Summer Issue Cover #1 Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

SHOOTING STARS
Director J. J. Abrams sets up a shot of Daisy Ridley (Rey) in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert, the setting for the planet Pasaana. In the desert, says Abrams, “there’s something about the way the sand interacts with the light.”
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

J.J. Abrams, alongside Stunt Coordinator Eunice Huthart, directs the Knights of Ren; elite fearsome enforcers of Kylo Ren’s dark will. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

DESERT POWER
Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Ridley, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and John Boyega (Finn) await the call to action for a chase scene. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

HOT TAKE
Members of the crew shade and shine Daniels, the only cast member to appear in all nine of the Skywalker films, while BB-8 looks on. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

SANDBLAST
Camera operator Colin Anderson readies a take for a chase sequence spotlighting the heroics of Chewbacca, BB-8, and Rey. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

ENCORE
Composer John Williams conducting the Star Wars score, drawing on themes and motifs he has woven across four decades. “I didn’t think there would ever be a second film,” he says. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

 

Source: Vanity Fair

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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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