VANITY FAIR REVEALS STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI SPECIAL ISSUE


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GET A FIRST LOOK AT VANITY FAIR‘S DEFINITIVE PREVIEW, FEATURING STUNNING NEW PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ.

 It’s time for a closer look into the world of Star Wars: The Last Jedi — thanks to Vanity Fair and legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Vanity Fair‘s special coverage of the next film in the saga kicked off today with the reveal of its summer issue’s four Star Wars: The Last Jedi covers, all featuring photos by Leibovitz from the set. Check out each below:

Leibovitz’s beautiful new photographs mark the continuation of a longstanding creative relationship with Lucasfilm in documenting Star Wars. She photographed the cast of The Empire Strikes Back for Rolling Stone back in 1980, and has made a tradition of visiting and shooting Star Wars sets for Vanity Fair starting with 1999’s The Phantom Menace, all the way up through The Force Awakens.

I can remember, from the very beginning,” Leibovitz told StarWars.com in 2015, “I was astounded by the universe that George [Lucas] had created. I’d never seen anything like it. It was just unbelievable, and the actors and characters really resonated with all of us. It was a great, great visual story that continues to carry forth today.”

Leibovitz’s full portfolio will be online Wednesday, along with Vanity Fair‘s story on the making of Star Wars: The Last JediThe summer issue of Vanity Fair will be on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on May 31, and available nationally on June 6.

UPDATE May 24: More of Vanity Fair’s definitive preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been revealed. See three of several new images below, a behind-the-scenes video, and find much more — including David Kamp’s full story — at Vanity Fair now.

Daisy Ridley returns as Rey.

Benicio Del Toro makes his debut in the saga as DJ.

Carrie Fisher, writer-director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy (along with Fisher’s dog Gary and Hamill’s daughter’s dog Millie) share a moment behind the scenes.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Vanity Fair‘s deep dive into Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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