There are Vanity Fair covers of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast. Even before I saw the covers, I was already geeking out. I’ve been in love with Star Wars for as long as I remember and I’ve been waiting for this trilogy since I was a teenager.
I clicked on the article and ahhhh, that first cover! Leia is the princess of my heart and it was both breathtaking and heartbreaking to see her again in The Force Awakens as General Leia. And then her actress Carrie Fisher died and my heart broke even further. RIP Carrie Fisher.
So seeing Carrie Fisher’s Leia in a solo cover just brought back those memories and regret that her role in the new movies will be reduced. I was ready to see Leia’s story once more on the big screen because Leia deserved that. There will be some Leia, though I don’t know in what capacity and it won’t be through CGI, but that’s not enough.
The next cover features Poe, Finn, and newcomer Rose (with bonus BB-8). No lie, I am super excited to see a prominent Asian actor in a Star Wars role. I know nothing about Rose except her name, but considering she’s on a cover, it’s not going to be a minor role.
It wouldn’t be Star Wars without its bad guys. Here’s Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, and General Hux. It’d be nice to see more of Phasma and Hux since they were barely in the last movie I feel like, and Kylo Ren getting punched in the face by someone because of what he did in The Force Awakens.
Last, but not least, the Jedi! Well, Luke Skywalker is a Jedi and I’m assuming Rey will be trained to become one as well. I don’t know if we’ll find out about Rey’s parentage in this movie, but I have my theories and I hope I’m right.
I am ready to throw my money at this movie because it’s Star Wars and I’m a huge fan, but alas, I still have months to wait and these covers are not helping.