The Force is Strong with these Vanity Fair Star Wars Covers

This year marks quite a few milestones for the Star Wars saga- in addition to the monumental 40th anniversary celebration, this December will see the release of the eagerly awaited Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

In honor of the latest installment of this epic film franchise, Vanity Fair has released the images for their four- yes, four!- different covers featuring the cast of the movie.  Photographed by the incredible Annie Leibovitz, each of the four covers represents one corner of the massive Star Wars universe with its characters.

Set against the cloudy backdrop of Ahch-To, Luke and Rey stand together, clad in similar earthen Jedi tones. At the end of The Force Awakens, Rey arrived on this island to seek the teachings of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, and now that the next film is titled The Last Jedi, everyone is wondering what that means for these two and the ways of the Force.

Another cover takes a darker approach to the Force, setting Kylo Ren in the center of the First Order leadership- an unmasked Captain Phasma, looking ready to boss around some Stormtroopers, and General Hux stand at either side. Ren’s formidable lightsaber is unsheathed and glowing an angry red, proving that he and the First Order have some serious unfinished business here.

The third cover in the set features the hustling heroes of the Resistance, introducing the newcomer, Rose, along with returning characters Poe, Finn, and BB-8. Kelly Marie Tran plays the new member of the rebellious crew, and she was first introduced to the galaxy at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

Finally, no series of Star Wars photos could celebrate this 40th anniversary without also honoring the legacy of the dear, departed Carrie Fisher, who played General Leia Organa in this newest trilogy. The fourth cover of this series focuses on Leia alone, looking regal and poised as always. To us, she is royalty. It’s only fair that she would be remembered this way, with a page all to herself.

These incredible covers will be on news stands nationally beginning on June 6th, and will feature story and material about the making of the new film. We can’t wait to read on!

Are you going to collect all of the Vanity Fair Star Wars collectible covers?