“Star Wars” turns 40 this year and, to celebrate, Vanity Fair has released four special covers for the anniversary of the iconic film franchise.
In anticipation of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which comes out later this year, the magazine has gathered the cast of the upcoming sequel for the covers.
The covers were shot in London and Ireland by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and feature the cast.
Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson and Adam Driver appear on one cover. Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and BB-8 appear on another. Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill appear on a third, and the late Carrie Fisher is honoured with her own cover.
Leibovitz, Vanity Fair and “Stars Wars” go way back. The photographer shot the “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” cast for the magazine in 1999.
At the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando last month, director Rian Johnson revealed they were still working on finishing the film. “We’re still editing, but we’re very far along,” he said. “It’s all coming together. We had the time of our lives making this movie. It was such a joyful experience, from top to bottom.”
When asked if Hamill could tease anything from the upcoming movie, he joked he couldn’t because of his short-term memory loss. “I don’t remember what I had for breakfast,” he said. “I’m joking, but even when I went in and did ADR and saw this footage, it was like an out-of-body experience. It’s so contained in its own world.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” hits theatres on December 15, 2017.