Vanity Fair did a special issue to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Alongside a cover featuring some of the cast (seen below), they did a behind-the-scenes video showing off numerous characters and people they took pics of while on set.
While much of it is pretty standard stuff, there are some tidbits that’ll no doubt attract attention. For example, if you pause at the :11 second mark, you’ll see Adam Driver clad in all black and a cape. A look eerily similar to Kylo Ren, the confirmed antagonist for The Force Awakens.
Now yes, he’s not wearing the helmet that we know (via the newest trailer) he will wear, but the rest of the attire seems to fit what we’ve seen. Also, what else could he be? An apprentice to Kylo Ren maybe? There is always two…
The other interesting catch is at the :38 second mark, where we see Lupita Nyong’o in full on motion capture gear. Not unlike what one Andy Serkis (who is also in the film for the record) has done for his roles like Gollum and Cesar. This would seem to confirm that Nyong’o is going to be a pure CGI character of some kind, no word on who or what just yet.
The digital edition of Vanity Fair’s cover story will release May 7th.
UPDATE!: Vanity Fair’s full article about their trip to the set of Star Wars is up! And with it comes confirmation and more about many characters!
First up, as speculated above, Adam Driver IS villain Kylo Ren, as the picture below was on the site with the following caption: “Next-generation bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) commands snowtroopers loyal to the evil First Order on the frozen plains of their secret base.”
Also, Lupita Nyong’o has been confirmed to be a pirate named Maz Kanata. At present, there is no indication on which side she is on.
Finally, another image (which was confirmed as real via a tweet from Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca!) shows off another cast member, Gwendoline Christie as the First Order officer Captain Phasma. As Mayhew tweeted:
“The lovely Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) as the not so lovely Captain Phasma.”
So there you go, three unveilings in one article! Pretty cool huh?