May the fourth be with you. Star Wars day kicks off with a batch of photos released, which reveal the behind the scenes snapshots of the sets as well as its cast for JJ Abram’s upcoming sequel to the original sci-fi trilogy. Vanity Fair received the exclusive pictures and posted them on its website for fans to consume.
The images showcase the characters in their respective roles. Newcomers Jon Boyega and Daisey Ridley’s characters Finn and Rey can be seen on Vanity Fair’s cover sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew, reprising their roles as Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Adam Diver can be seen leading snowtroopers in a Hoth-like icy planet. Diver will be playing Kylo Ren (who I can only wish is actually Darth Revan, a major character from the expanded Star Wars Universe) the new antagonist of the trilogy.
Gwendoline Christie is seen wearing a chrome stormtrooper costume which fans have called her as “The Chrometrooper.” She’ll be playing as Captain Phasma, a member of the first order – the movie’s new evil empire.
Best news of the day for all you Jar Jar Binks haters, JJ Abrams said he considered putting an the bones of Binks in the background for the movie. Taken from a Mashable article, he said “I’m serious!” he added. “Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”
Abrams’ is misunderstanding the power of the internet if he thinks only three people will catch it.
Twitter is flooded with messages of excitement as well as promotional messages from @starwars.
#StarWarsDay celebrations are as varied as #StarWars fans. How did you celebrate May the 4th? https://t.co/exDZBYzsEz
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 5, 2015
If it weren’t for #StarWarsDay I don’t think anyone would be talking about Star Wars on the internet today.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) May 5, 2015
A true Jedi wields a lightsaber with a blade of bacon. #MayThe4thBeWithYou cause it’s #StarWarsDay! pic.twitter.com/GgRD0KYBaw
— Epic Meal Time (@EpicMealTime) May 4, 2015
I can’t believe #StarWarsDay is a thing. To have been in a movie that gets its own day?!? & I thought they couldn’t top the postage stamps!
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 4, 2015
Star Wars is set for release on December 25th, 2015.