Your first look at #StarWars: The Rise of Skywalker is here! Let Vanity Fair introduce you to the final chapter in the Skywalker saga. Photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Story by Lev Grossman. https://t.co/ER4XSJmZ8k pic.twitter.com/OyQKDN69eR
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 22, 2019
Take a moment to notice that VF posted this with Rey on the left here, and Kylo the right. It will be important later. They also shared this quick behind the scenes video:
Star Wars fans reacted like they always do. Quickly. Effusively. And mostly positively, which seems rare these days. Look long enough and you can find some negativity, but the few I did find were… entirely unoriginal and not worth sharing. Haters gonna hate, and they’re usually gonna do it with atrocious grammar and zero punctuation.
Excitement was palpable over at Team Reylo. We were dancing in the streets, because this issue gave us exactly what we hoping for. Even if Vanity Fair did try to be sneaky about it. YOU CAN’T FOOL US.
Side by side the backgrounds line up, its one fucking picture guys holy shit pic.twitter.com/5DGzx7HJU9
— iz reyloscum (@reyloscum) May 22, 2019
Reylos already have this clue NAILED DOWN:
Is the hidden meaning the fact that they’re fucking
— kylo & dany warrior (@kylostormborn) May 22, 2019
The fanfic for this photo practically writes itself:
1) Rey manages to disarm Kylo
2) She throws her own lightsaber away
3) She steps closer while he stands still; he’s breathing heavily
4) She hesitates, then pushes on her toes
5) They kiss in the rain
6) ‘Your lips are cold,” she mumbles against his mouth. pic.twitter.com/AlNPJgDyCt
— Ever so Maybe-Bond (@EverSoReylo) May 22, 2019
Forget Jon Snow, THIS is my Prince Who Was Promised:
IS THIS YOUR VILLAIN??? I SAID BITCH IS THIS YOUR VILLAIN??? HE BE LOOKING LIKE A GODDAMN PRINCE pic.twitter.com/YBJBojRGTD
— 𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪 (@kyloreyn) May 22, 2019
That is not a villain. THESE are villains.
— kateyrich (@kateyrich) May 22, 2019
Annnd this picture one more time, because it is everything.
VANITY FAIR SAID REYLO RIGHTS!!! pic.twitter.com/M9Nv93yYdD
— (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ “star crossed” ♥ (@kylorenvevo) May 22, 2019
Ever heard the phrase “Star Crossed Enemies”? Yeah. Me neither. It’ll be awhile before Reylos come down from this high.
But yes, there are also other characters in this movie
Don’t worry, the whole preview isn’t just Kylo and Rey. The other stars also had some glorious photos and interviews. For instance, my namesake Jannah is looking majestic as hell.
— C⎊nST⍟RK24 Loves a Time Heist 3000 (@ConStar24) May 22, 2019
TN writer Beth nailed all of our reactions to our favorite Resistance pilot:
Poe DAMNeron pic.twitter.com/T6qgBt54fn
— Beth (@bethorne) May 22, 2019
The mysterious Knights of Ren have been twiddling their thumbs the last two movies, but NO LONGER.
— Ryan Dziuba and His Star Wars Obsession (@ryandziuba) May 22, 2019
Err…it’s not looking good for those Knights of Ren, however.
“Those are the KOR that Kylo Ren is mowing down” pic.twitter.com/cR2yoMXR2g
— The Adam Driver Files (@AdamDriverFiles) May 22, 2019
WELL ACTUALLY as of this publishing, Vanity Fair has pulled an “oopsies, this reveal was an error!” Which most of us are taking to mean “oopsies, we weren’t supposed to reveal that!” But forget them. LOOK WHO’S BACK. “See you around, kid”, indeed.
MY HERO. Luke Skywalker. pic.twitter.com/ujZ4SezFeu
— Roger Buchana (@Butters360) May 22, 2019