Check out Captain Phasma unmasked for the first time, one of the final shots of General Organa, and more in Vanity Fair’s special “Star Wars” covers, unveiled Tuesday.
The magazine is celebrating two events: the upcoming release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the 40th anniversary of the franchise’s debut in theaters. Vanity Fair will be rolling out more exclusives in the coming days, including a story on the making of the new film.
So far it’s released four covers, showcasing the main players in the upcoming film. One cover, for example, showcases all the villains, including Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), who is shown without her helmet for the first time and is looking appropriately angry.
We also get to see what Kylo Ren looks like after getting slashed in the face by Rey during their lightsaber duel in the last movie.
On the other side of the emotion spectrum we have a General Leia Organa standalone cover, featuring Carrie Fisher standing regal in a long, beautiful cloak. The actress died unexpectedly in Dec. 2016 at the age of 60 but will be appearing in the upcoming movie in her most famous role. However, it’ll be her final turn as Leia, as she won’t be starring in “Episode IX.”
Other covers include Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet Ahch-To (aka Ireland) where the last movie ended. They are looking appropriately tired. The other cover features the three rebels — Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega) and new cast member Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). You can check out the covers over at the Vanity Fair website.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has been putting together the Vanity Fair “Star Wars” photo shoots since 1999 with the release of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Every “Star Wars” release since then has gotten the Vanity Fair cover treatment.