The Annie Leibovitz ‘The Last Jedi” Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

As a Star Wars devotee who can’t wait for December to come around and is constantly and eagerly awaiting any new snippet, well I need wait no further, as one of my favourite photographers, Annie Leibovitz was given exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi—and what Kathleen Kennedy is calling…Carrie Fisher’s lasting legacy.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Luke and Rey
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Luke and Rey
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey Training
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey Training

A NEW HOPE

Daisy Ridley’s Rey hones her lightsaber skills—and channels her inner Force

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey and Chewbacca
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey and Chewbacca

DRIVER’S SEAT
Daisy Ridley as Rey, at the helm of the Millennium Falcon, with Joonas Suotamo as co-pilot Chewbacca.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Resistance
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Resistance

FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran as the rebels General Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rose Tico, with droid BB-8

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino

NIGHT CREATURES
Neal Scanlan (seated), creative supervisor of the Star Wars creature shop, and guests at the Canto Bight casino.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino costumes
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino costumes

BEST-DRESSED
Costume designer Michael Kaplan (seated), surrounded by some of his creations.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images the Droid Department
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images the Droid Department

OFF DUTY
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, with droids R2-D2 and BB-8 and the Droid Department’s Brian Herring, Dave Chapman, Matthew Denton, Lee Towersey, and Joshua Lee.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Cast and Dogs
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Cast and Dogs

OFF DUTY CREW
Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa), writer-director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and producer Kathleen Kennedy with Fisher’s dog, Gary, and Hamill’s daughter’s dog, Millie.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Mother and Daughter
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Mother and Daughter

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Carrie, who sadly died in December, with daughter Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Kaydel Connix).

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Fisher and Hamill
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Fisher and Hamill

MEMORIES
Fisher and Hamill, with whom she first worked four decades ago.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

ROOKIES
Laura Dern, as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a newcomer to the saga.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Benicio Del Toro as DJ
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Benicio Del Toro as DJ

ROOKIES
Benicio Del Toro, as the shifty “DJ,” a newcomer to the saga.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Kylo Ren Han Solo's son and slayer
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Kylo Ren Han Solo’s son and slayer

THE JEDI SPAWN
Adam Driver, in character as Kylo Ren, Han Solo’s son and slayer, wields a crossguard lightsaber.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver

THE DARK SIDE
First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, and Gwendoline Christie.

The following is super hi res versions of the Annie Leibovitz Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo Shoot.

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The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Covers

Renowned Star Wars photographer Annie Leibovitz has done it again, repeating what she did for The Force Awakens with a cover shoot for The Last Jedi:

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Rey and Luke Skywalker
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Rey and Luke Skywalker

The first cover features at least one Jedi—who may or may not be the last. Leibovitz captured Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on the blustery cliff on the planet Ahch-To (on location in Ireland) where Luke Skywalker was last seen with Ridley’s Rey. Ridley stares down the camera and into the future of the galaxy.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Phasma Kylo Ren and General Hux
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Phasma Kylo Ren and General Hux

The three First Order heavies—Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)—on display here are looking a little worse for wear following the events of The Force Awakens. The new portrait offers fans a first look at Christie in character with her helmet off. Driver tells Kamp in our cover story that Kylo Ren’s wounds go much deeper than the fearsome new scar on his face. If history is any indication, the second installment of the trilogy will be the dark side’s time to shine.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Poe Finn Rose and BB8
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Poe Finn Rose and BB8

Fan favorite intergalactic flyboy pin-up, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), is on the third cover, with friends Finn (John Boyega) and the droid BB-8 (as himself). Boyega, healthy and ready for action, is looking much better here than in his comatose state at the conclusion of The Force Awakens. There are some hints about his Last Jedi escapades in our cover story. He’s joined both on those adventures and in this portrait by Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran)—a Resistance maintenance worker and the new character with the most screen time in Episode VIII.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ General Leia
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ General Leia

No reflection on the franchise’s four decades would be complete without a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016. This final cover features only her character, Leia—the general, princess, and rebel who has been a figure central to the Star Wars universe from the very outset.

More exclusive reveals are coming this week from Vanity Fair, so keep your eyes peeled… in the meantime checkout these super hi-res versions of the covers…

PARADISE begins in Hell…

One of my favourite film posters this year is the intense new poster for Alien: Covenant! Unlike most of the other lazy posters that the studios release these days, they’ve actually put some artistic effort into this. The first two which had a fairly ominous and simplistic look to them, but this new variant  by 20th Century Fox features a full view of the “Protomorph” Xenomorph surrounded by what look to be dead Engineer bodies and other Aliens! The background looks very similar to Alien hive walls as well, and interestingly teases the Alien Queen hidden in the background.

Ultimately this poster seems to depict a collage of chaos, showing the overthrow of the Engineer society by the infection of the hostile Alien race, something which might tie back to the finale of the Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing, showing Michael release the pods onto the Engineers homeworld…see below

The path to PARADISE begins in Hell… Check it out:

Alien Covenant Chaos Poster
Alien Covenant Chaos Poster

The latest poster is quite tame in comparison, very Ripley Alien esque.

alien covenant poster UK
alien covenant poster UK

 

Art of Star Tours

Craig Drake is back with some stunning Star Wars posters for the walls inside Disney’s Star Tours, if you haven’t seen them already, check them out, they’re quite special, he’s done them as a series of travel style poster which can be spotted while waiting in line for the ride, you’ll also notice the subtle addition of the actual Star Tours Spaceship in each poster.

STAR TOURS CORUSCANT TRAVEL POSTER

Coruscant Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Coruscant Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS GEONOSIS TRAVEL POSTER

Geonosis Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Geonosis Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS HOTH TRAVEL POSTER

Hoth Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Hoth Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS TATOOINE TRAVEL POSTER

Tatooine Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Tatooine Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

All work is © Craig Drake 2017

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