Our favorite space smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee best friend Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) make for great cover models in the June 2015 issue of Vanity Fair.
The beloved duo are joined by a few new characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and of course, the much-discussed BB-8 droid, who all star in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," opening December 18.
The cover, revealed by Vanity Fair on Monday, Star Wars Day, is shot by legendary celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has taken numerous portraits of characters from a galaxy far, far away.
Past Vanity Fair covers shot by Leibovitz included the cast of the "Star Wars" prequels "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith."
In an exclusive behind-the-scenes video at the cover photo shoot, we see some of the cast including a CGI-dotted Lupita Nyong'o, along with Leibovitz, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy on the set.
On Monday, Vanity Fair tweeted several additional photos from the upcoming issue, including a very intimidating Leibovitz photo of "Game of Thrones" actress Gwendoline Christie dressed as her armored character Captain Phasma. Already nicknamed by fans as "Chrometrooper," we can see the character chasing the Millennium Falcon in the most recent trailer.
The Vanity Fair cover article also features an interview with Abrams, who admits that he's thought about killing off Jar Jar Binks, who was the first lead computer-generated character in the prequels and is the.
"I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks's bones in the desert there," Abrams told Vanity Fair. "I'm serious! Only three people will notice, but they'll love it."
While Jar Jar's skeleton won't be abandoned in the desert, fans can expect plenty of old school practical effects in the new "Star Wars" film, including real puppets and non-CGI sets including everyone's favorite hunk of junk.
"Walking onto the Millennium Falcon set? To be on it, it's insane," Abrams told Vanity Fair. "There were people who literally cried when they walked onto that set. It's a strange thing, the effect it has."
There are even more behind-the-scenes "Star Wars" revelations from Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and others for Vanity Fair's June issue, available as a digital edition on Thursday, May 7, and on newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, May 12.