Vanity Fair has released its cover story for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The piece itself confirms a ton of past reports from MSW and a lot more. The stunning Annie Leibovitz photographs give us a good look at the fancy opulent people of Canto Bight, Laura Dern, and the cast.
Here are the main confirmations that came from the Vanity Fair story:
Finn begins the new movie in a “bacta suit,” a sort of regenerative immersion tank that, in the Star Wars galaxy, heals damaged tissue.
Does Luke live among the porgs? They’re not Ewoks. They’re cuter:
Luke, it transpires, has been living in this village among an indigenous race of caretaker creatures whom Johnson is loath to describe in any more detail, except to say that they are “not Ewoks.”
DJ, Vice Admiral Holdo (her look is also confirmed), and Rose Tico:
DJ by the filmmakers (“You’ll see—there’s a reason why we call him DJ,” Johnson said); a prominent officer in the Resistance named Vice Admiral Holdo, played by Laura Dern; and a maintenance worker for the Resistance named Rose Tico, who is played by a young actress named Kelly Marie Tran (and who is the sister of Paige, the character I witnessed in the scene with Poe Dameron).
Rose and Finn’s adventure takes them to, among other places, another Johnson innovation: a glittering casino city called Canto Bight, “a Star Wars Monte Carlo–type environment, a little James Bond–ish, a little To Catch a Thief,” the director said.
You also get a full-length look at Captain Phasma’s spear.
Head over to Vanity Fair to see the photos and the full article.