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Vanity Fair has released a video of the Annie Leibovitz photo shoot showing a ton of things!
The article says that Abrams considered putting Jar Jar’s bones on Jakku.
“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.”
They also revealed that:
In addition to the blend of old and new characters on the cover, Annie Leibovitz traveled to the film’s set and photographed never-before-seen images of characters played by Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Lupita Nyong’o.
So we will see more of Kylo, Phasma and maybe even “Rose.”
Handy saw it for himself in the footage Abrams screened for him, including a scene that featured a Jawa-like creature popping up out of the desert. Abrams called it “a classic, old-school seesaw puppet. We just buried it in the sand, and Neal Scanlan, the creature guy, pushed down on one side and the thing came up on the other side.” When his team offered to smooth out the effect digitally, Abrams responded, “It’s so old-school and crazy. We could improve this thing, but at some point do we lose the wonderful preposterousness?”
There is a chance the character discussed above is “Nakka,” the alien that finds the lightsaber in the film’s opening sequence. However, we aren’t entirely sure as it could just be a gag. In other interesting news, if you recall we had some friends send us a photo of a Stormtrooper and describe a giant TIE. The photo is of the set seen in the video:
We were also happy to see Kylo Ren without his mask revealed so soon after we wrote about it:
The good news is that Harrison Ford won’t be tired in essence like he has been in other films:
I knew that he had done in some movies a kind of more growly thing, and I didn’t want Han to be growly.” Whatever Abrams said must have worked because, as the director himself put it, “There was a fire in his eyes that you see in the movie.
We can’t wait to see all the photos from the Vanity Fair issue when it hits!