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Geekery: Vanity Fair Shares Gorgeous New Photos from ‘Star Wars: Rise of SkyWalker’

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May 23 2019
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The magazine’s cover story next month takes us on the set of Episode IX and provides a first look at new characters, sets, creatures, and more.

It’s become a tradition for Annie Leibovitz to shoot the latest Star Wars movie on set – she shot photos of the cast of The Empire Strikes Back for Rolling Stone in 1980, and starting with the prequels she has shot all of the movies for Vanity Fair. The latest issue of the magazine features a multiple page spread – and two covers – covering The Rise of Skywalker that includes some beautiful behind the scenes images.

In the article JJ Abrams talked about how he views this trilogy, its themes, and its overarching story…

“This trilogy is about this young generation, this new generation, having to deal with all the debt that has come before. And it’s the sins of the father, and it’s the wisdom and the accomplishments of those who did great things, but it’s also those who committed atrocities, and the idea that this group is up against this unspeakable evil and are they prepared? Are they ready? What have they learned from before? It’s less about grandeur. It’s less about restoring an old age. It’s more about preserving a sense of freedom and not being one of the oppressed.”

You can check out more never-before-scene photos (including an exclusive first look at Keri Russell’s character), and read interviews with the cast and crew on Vanity Fair’s website.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters December 20th.

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