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May the Fourth comes with a little extra this year, as we received a gift from J.J. Abrams and crew via Vanity Fair Magazine. The upcoming June issue of the magazine touts even more character revelation, but we are still offered a small taste of things to come. Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the iconic Pinewood Studios in London for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the upcoming Star Wars film.
Confirmation that Adam Driver will be aligned with the dark side comes as little surprise given that nearly all of the trailers and news seem to focus on the side of good. It is also revealed that Driver’s Kylo Ren was indeed the black figure holding the “hilted” lightsaber from the first The Force Awakens teaser. Oscar winning Lupita Nyong’o playing a CGI’ed space pirate is an interesting turn, and one that, being a big Nyong’o fan, is only slightly disheartening. No word yet on where her allegiance lies, as a “space pirate” could truly mean anything in the Star Wars universe. There is one more big reveal in the books, but it is not coming easy. Per Vanity Fair’s website:
“There’s one more big character reveal to come in the June issue. Sign up for Vanity Fair’s newsletter by eight P.M. E.S.T. for an exclusive first look, and we’ll send the final Annie Leibovitz photograph straight to your inbox on Tuesday at four P.M.”