The stars of Star Wars are cover stars for the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot four separate covers for the mag, on newsstands nationally June 6, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sci-fi film franchise, and hype the next episode: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) strike a determined cliffside pose in one of the covers, which begs the obvious question: Is one of them “The Last Jedi”? “The Force Awakens” ended with Rey handing a lightsaber to Skywalker and footage from “Jedi” revealed in March shed a little light on their initial encounter.
Darksiders Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Capt. Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) look a little ticked off in their cover shot. Ren is no doubt still smarting from his beatdown at the hands of Rey in “Force Awakens” and it’s cool to see Christie without her helmet on.
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and his buddy Finn (John Boyega) bring along BB-8 and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) — a Resistance maintenance worker — for the third cover. We’ll look forward to more of Poe’s flying skills, and for Finn to reunite with Rey.
Gen. Leia (Carrie Fisher) graces the final cover by herself. Fisher died in December, but Vanity Fair calls her “a figure central to the Star Wars universe from the very outset” and promises reflections from the cast and director Rian Johnson on the actress’s “singular energy and warm enthusiasm.”
Vanity Fair will reveal more exclusive images and stories from “The Last Jedi” on Wednesday.