Annie Leibovitz unmasks Star Wars: The Force Awakens villains

Annie Leibovitz unmasks the villains of Star Wars: The Force Awakens


The Star Wars universe is about to get some new baddies.

You’ve seen the latest Star Wars trailer like 50 times, and you’re probably still wondering, “Who is that guy under the sick mask?!”

OK, well, there are a couple of awesome masked characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the most talked about has to be the three-pronged-lightsaber-wielding Sith named Kylo Ren. As part of today’s May the Fourth festivities, Vanity Fair sent famed photographer Annie Leibovitz to reveal that Adam Driver will play the new villain.

The mag also revealed that Captain Phasma (the chrome trooper) will be played by Gwendoline Christie, who’s been dominating the worst bad guys on Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth.

Vanity Fair also filmed a video of Leibovitz’s trip to the set, including a first look at Lupita Nyong’o’s CGI character, Maz Kanata, who we know nothing about other than she’s a pirate with a big castle that smugglers hang out at.

Check out the video below:

The Star Wars Twitter account also tweeted the image of Captain Phasma, which will appear in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair. The description says Captain Phasma is an officer of The First Order, but we still don’t know what role she’ll play in the galactic battle.

Source: Vanity Fair