The Rise of Skywalker. It’s all someone like me, a Star Wars fan, can think about these days. Why? Well, one, it’s the finale to the nine-film Skywalker saga. Two, it’s a new Star Wars movie. And three, what else is there to think about when it comes to Star Wars–besides The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Resistance, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order–okay, there’s a lot to think about but The Rise of Skywalker definitely sits at #1 on the most-interested-about list as of this moment.
I’m proud to say I finally own the latest issue of Vanity Fair (through the will of the Force I got the Kylo Ren version) featuring the stirring behind-the-scenes article of The Rise of Skywalker and as I read it I couldn’t help feeling a sense of extreme joy and immense worry at the same time.
As what happens every once in the blue moon I forget to share with you all a Throwback Friday post, leaving me to have to write a Throwback “Saturday” post. But this one, in particular, is fun because it’s a look back two years ago when the Vanity Fair issue featuring The Last Jedi came out. So, on that note, here’s a flashback to that exciting day two years ago. Enjoy!
Two Years Ago
The Last Jedi is coming out later out this year and I am ecstatic! In April fans (like me) were finally shown a teaser for the highly anticipated film and was introduced to a brand new character, the small but mighty Rose. Ever since the Star Wars Celebration, there has been little news about The Last Jedi, even fewer spoilers, and a whole bunch of theories fans have tried to glean from the teaser. Then out of nowhere last Tuesday Vanity Fair let loose a fantastic spread for The Last Jedi and it blew my mind. There were exclusive photos, interesting interviews, and new characters to marvel over and theorize about. So on that note let me talk about some of my favorite moments from the awesome spread.
Okay, okay, okay! This is amazing! I’m running a little late today in terms of writing a post and so I had no idea about Vanity Fair dropping a fantastic article chock full of tantalizing photos for the highly-anticipated Star Wars finale, The Rise of Skywalker. However, now that I’ve seen these pictures, I’m literally jittery with excitement as I write this. Check them out.
First off, here are the covers for the Vanity Fair magazine. Um, awesome!
Here we see a look at the native inhabitants of the brand new planet, Pasaana (so it’s not Jakku after all) which is exciting in itself. These clothes, these outfits, it’s beautiful. I have a feeling this film is going to be visually captivating.
In this picture, we get a glimpse at what is clearly an action scene as Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 ride a cool looking speeder.
I’m a proud subscriber of Entertainment Weekly and every once in a while there’s an issue arrives that blows. My. Mind! Well, this was one of those particular issues and because it was so great I had to share my experience reading it with you all. Enjoy!
When I got the issue I was already excited. It’s a beautiful cover in its simplicity. Eddie Redmayne graces the front as Fantastic Beasts hero, Newt Scamander, and just behind him lingers Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. What’s cooler than that? It didn’t take very long for me to begin reading this with gleeful excitement.
And the Journey Begins
Turning the page and finding this brilliant photo to welcome me was a sign that this was going to be one of the greatest Entertainment Weekly reads I’ve ever had. The words weaving out of Newt’s wand is a downright stroke of genius and the title Beastie Boy is perfect. This article truly got me at hello.
I love collecting awesome Entertainment Weekly magazines that feature covers of my favorite upcoming movies. Last time I wrote this post it was still three weeks away from The Last Jedi arriving in theaters. Since then I’ve added a few new magazines to my collection but those covers I will share at the end of the year as I accumulate more incredible Entertainment Weekly covers. So for now, I’m just reposting this post to jog down memory lane. Enjoy!
My Marvel Movie Collection
These issues are all in alphabetical order and date back to December 2015. Can you believe that?! So many Marvel movies have come out in that time. You’ve got first looks at Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. There’s Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and Black Panther. Oh, let me tell you a little bit about my experience when I got the Thor: Ragnarok issue.
I had seen bits and pieces of Thor: Ragnarok concept art (only of Hela) in the movie news but I had no idea of the changes that would be made to the Asgardian God of Thunder. So imagine my surprise when I get my Entertainment Weekly that week and saw Thor with his short hairdo, wielding two swords, and flanked by these two AWESOME looking women. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen with Thor and I practically exploded with excitement. It was a great day.
To revisit these issues brings me so much joy as I think about the excitement I obtained with every collection.
So out of these eight marvelous covers I broke it down to the four I like the best. Here they are.