Vanity Fair’s full spread and story is up! You need to go check it out, but here’s a quick rundown what we’ve learned: Laura Dern is
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
of the Resistance, and Benicio Del Toro doesn’t get a name at all in the film – though they’re calling him DJ. (Seeeecretsss.) And yes, there are pictures of both. Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico has a sister, Paige, a Resistance gunner, played by Veronica Ngo. And the planet filmed in Dubrovnik is indeed named Canto Bright. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” director Rian Johnson said.
The article also includes some touching tributes to (and photos of) Carrie Fisher, so keep the tissues handy.
U know as a kid when u got a present but its just too glorious and its like deep down u feel u probably didnt deserve it… Honestly i just wanna thank Vanity Fair and Annie for these pics and the video cause this is more than I ever expected, and I really needed this today. #blessed
Firstly, Rian’s not saying there won’t be romance in TLJ. He’s saing
that there’s “no one-to-one equivalent of
the Han-to-Leia, burning, unrequited love. In
our story, that’s not a centerpiece.” Read: so there most certainly will be
some romance but it’s not a central storyline in itself like Han and Leia’s
road trip filled with in-your-face, we’re-about-to-bang UST melodrama. We know at least Finn/Rose is most probably going to be a little romantic, but not a central plot point.
did you read in that other article how Adam refused to have lunch with Mark
because of his acting process? We know he went to dinner with Daisy, so,
knowing Adam, that tells a lot about what kind of relationship Kylo and Rey are
going to have in the future. Clearly Adam didn’t think it’d interfere with him
getting into character and Kylo’s mindset, or, even better, thought it crucial
and helpful to bond with Daisy more. So, don’t give up hope yet, fam. We’re all
good. Reylo was never going to happen before IX anyway, and for me personally,
and to most of us, the most important aspect of the potential Rey/Kylo
relationship is the bond they could share and how much richer the story would
be with those two interacting and bonding. All that we’ve seen hints at them
getting closer, romance or not. But, this
Rian quote does nothing to refute romantic Reylo either.