As we celebrate the unofficial Star Wars holiday, Vanity Fair released a group of images from the new film with an exclusive interview with director JJ Abrams. Abrams explains how his idea for Jar Jar Binks would be his bones in the desert for the more devoted fans to notice. Given the overwhelming hype behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that includes just about everyone. I doubt it’ll be in the final movie, but let’s remember to keep an eye out for those Jar Jar bones come this Christmas.

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Chewwie, we’re home

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Lupita Nyong’o with tracking dots on her face to play new character Maz Kanata

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Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron

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A wretched hive of scum and villainy

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Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

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JJ Abrams directing Daisy Ridley’s character through a market on Jakku

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From left to right: Composer John Williams, Goddess Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, and director JJ Abrams

UPDATE: Gwendoline Christie is the Chrome Trooper named Captain Phasma.

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Gwendoline Christie is Captain Phasma

 

The digital version of the interview will be available Thursday, May 7, with the print release on Tuesday, May 12.

Featured Image + Images: Vanity Fair