I have been unfailing in my anti-spoiler vigilance. I haven't watched previews, I haven't read articles, I haven't clicked links. A trailer came on during the finale of Fargo Monday night and I ran from the room with my hands over my ears. I'm taking this seriously. So it was with much trepidation that I finally clicked on this link I've been seeing around for Time Magazine's cover photos featuring the world-renowned R2-D2, and the king of the Weeble Wobbles BB-8.
Time tapped celebrity photo-stud Marco Grob to photograph the once and future stars of the Star Wars franchise, and he nailed it.
For me, Star Wars is much more than only a film,” Grob says. “Star Wars is hundreds of people who try to push the envelope. People who take enormous risks in creative and in technical aspects. They try to do things we’ve never seen before in a way nobody would have imagined to ever see before. And for me, it’s incredible.
Check out this behind scenes video of the photo shoot that Time put together.
Here are some of the still from the shoot as well. Grob shot these in October and November in locations ranging from LA, New York, London, and Spain. Weapon of choice? A Hasselblad H4D-60 and 80mm lens
I can't lie guys, I am so hyped. I have my tickets for me and my wife for the first showing Thursday, I've got my Jedi robes and lightsaber, I've got pent up hopes and dreams that this might finally be the Star Wars movie I want and deserve. These photos are awesome, and I am desperately hoping that the film will be too. May the Force be with you.