“Star Wars” Vanity Fair 40th Anniversary Covers

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Star Wars” franchise this week, Vanity Fair magazine’s official site has debuted four different variant covers created for a special issue celebrating the milestone.

The covers were photographed by Annie Leibovitz on the set of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” during production, the famed photographer captured the cast of ‘The Phantom Menace’ for the franchise’s return in 1999 and has documented each of the subsequent “Star Wars” episodes since.

This however marks the first time the magazine has released alternate “Star Wars” covers. Leibovitz’s full portfolio will be online Wednesday, along with a story on the making of the new film. The issue will be on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on May 31st, and nationally on June 6th.

The shots come as photos have also gone online of Alden Ehrenreich on the set of the “Han Solo” stand alone film. Those are up on TMZ, while YouTuve has video of some filming on a speeder chase sequence.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in December, the Han Solo film opens in May next year.