Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vanity Fair's Star Wars issue: six takeaways about The Force Awakens

By Ben Child
Super troopers … Star Wars’s march to release is upon us. Photograph: AP
HOLLYWOOD---JJ Abrams’ "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is only seven months away from cinemas, and despite the film-maker’s reputation for holding his cards close to his chest, details are beginning to emerge. Thanks to the magic of the internet (and the magazine’s own leaks) we’d learned from the new issue of "Vanity Fair" that Lupita Nyongo’o plays a CGI pirate, Adam Driver is weird, lightsaber-wielding villain Kylo Ren, and JJ Abrams is seriously considering killing off Jar Jar Binks (by way of a sly “Easter egg”). [link]