Yesterday was a good day for Star Wars fans, not only was it Star Wars day, but new information on the movie was revealed
We’ve known for some time that Girls star Adam Driver will be in the new Star Wars movie, bur what we didn’t know was who exactly he’ll be playing. Thankfully Vanity Fair had a ton if information prepared for Star Wars day offering a bit of insight into the movie. As it turns out, Driver will be playing the three-pronged lightsaber wielding bad-guy in the movie, Kylo Ren.
According to Vanity Fair, Ren is the commander of the First Order, whose secret lair is located on an ice planet filled with a new type of Storm Trooper equipped for the harsh weather conditions, the aptly-named Snowtrooper.
The publication also revealed that Lupita Nyong’o will play Maz Kanata, who’s being described as an alien pirate that Lucasfilm’s visual effects studio, Industrial Light & Magic, will create with CGI, an image was also added with her doing some facial capture complete with a grid of dots all over her face. Oscar Isaac’s characer, Poe Dameron, will also be piloting an X-Wing, and that he actually fights for the Resistance, the movie’s equivalent to the original trilogy’s Rebel Alliance.
More images and information from photographer Annie Leibovitz’s time on set is expected to be revealed in the June issue of Vanity Fair.
A behind the scenes video was also revealed, which you can watch above.