June 2015 Vanity Fair Magazine

When I arrived home last night, my partner surprised me with this copy of the June 2015 Vanity Fair magazine featuring an exclusive behind-scenes-look at The Force Awakens. While we've seen the photos online, there's nothing like seeing these images in a full-page glossy spread.

As reported a couple of weeks ago, this issue confirms Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma (a.k.a. "Chrometrooper"), and Lupita Nyong'o as CGI pirate Maz Kanata. There are also some great new shots of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and a host of new aliens and droids. The article itself gives some fantastic insight into the process behind the film, and adds to my ever-growing optimism for how this whole project is going to turn out.

We're entering an entirely new era of the 'Wars, and this magazine marks the first official glimpse behind the curtain. It's an incredible souvenir piece, and one that'll be a lot of fun to revisit as we venture forward.