‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ exclusive photos cover Vanity Fair’s June issue

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Here is the June cover of Vanity Fair. Thankfully, it’s not a dead celebrity! HUZZAH. No, VF got a major exclusive with JJ Abrams on the set of Star Wars. The cover is pretty great – just seeing Harrison Ford in his Han Solo costume is enough to make me weak at the knees. I still maintain that Chewy has been buffed, polished and tweaked into oblivion, and I’m so disappointed in that. Chewy, you were naturally beautiful! You didn’t NEED the eye work. Also featured on the cover: the two leads, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. I feel like Daisy might be playing a Skywalker/Solo? You can see all of the newly released photos here.

Annie Leibovitz came to the set to take photos, and we’re also getting our first real look at Adam Driver’s black-clad character, plus a sad confirmation on Lupita Nyong’o’s character. Here’s the spoiler: we won’t be seeing Lupita’s lovely face in Star Wars. She wore “CGI tracking dots” and she’s playing a “purely animated character” in the film. That sucks!! Why wouldn’t Lupita’s face “fit” into the Star Wars world? I’m including the video below.

Also: JJ Abrams reveals to VF that he killed off JarJar Binks, the terrible patois-speaking idiot character from Star Wars Episode I. Abrams tells VF: “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there. I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.” Abrams also says that people “literally cried” when they walked onto the Millennium Falcon for the first time. Yeah… I might do that. I might cry. You can read more here are VF.

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Cover courtesy of Vanity Fair, still courtesy of @StarWars Twitter.

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  1. Shambles says:

    Holy sh!t, this version of Chewy is going to haunt my dreams. Chewy, put down the Botox needle before you get Kat face.

  2. Kiddo says:

    I can’t tell if Harrison is smiling or grimacing from all the plane crashes and onset mishaps.

  3. paola says:

    May the 4th be with you.

  4. InvaderTak says:

    Meh. A high class entertainment weekly. And AL used more Photoshop!

  5. Dorothy#1 says:

    I have such high expectations!!! Fingers crossed!!

  6. GlimmerBunny says:

    Daisy Ridley looks totally different on the cover than in the trailer! Terrible Photoshop.

    • Observer says:

      Some people just look different (and better) in motion than in pics….I know I do

  7. mia girl says:

    I will cry if the movie is everything I’m hoping it will be 😂…
    but I’ll also cry if it’s not 😭

    So either way, tears.

    EDIT – but I’m not shedding a tear for the death of Jar Jar Binks.
    No ganna lie – he suckin.

    • E says:

      I’m with you on that one, girl! Tears either way!

      P.S. don’t go messing with Chewy’s beautiful face, people!! ;)

  8. Mia4S says:

    No offence to John Boyega, he’s a fine looking fellow (as is Harrison) but…where is my Oscar??!?!??!

    Sorry, I’m calm. Still a lot under wraps. Haven’t seen Leia, Luke, Andy Serkis, or Domnhall Gleesen to start.

  9. BengalCat2000 says:

    My father took me to see all the Star Wars movies when I was a kid. He even looked a bit like Harrison Ford too 😊 This cover is warm and fuzzy nostalgia for my generation, and it’s wonderful!

  10. Grace says:

    That Chewy pose is a killer. He looks like a contestant for America’s Next Top Model

  11. smcollins says:

    That pretty much sums up how I’m feeling on the inside about all of this 😃

  12. kri says:

    Chewy looks like a Kardashian. Harrison Ford’s expression is the same one I have when someone I work with asks me why I don’t have kids or a husband “at my age”.

  13. taterho says:

    Don’t listen to the haters Chewy. You look fabulous.
    Harrison is still the reigning king of my sexy and grumpy, old dude list.

  14. Pri says:

    Chewie is back…hahaha…does he not get old eh?

  15. Ana says:

    Um…I don’t know why Chewy on the cover made me immediately think of Mariah Carey….

    • truthSF says:

      Probably because she rivals him in the hair department.

      • Ana says:


        He seems to have very feminine eyes now. Like he has a smoky eye, with a very Pippa Middleton eyeliner and Kim’s spidery eyelashes…lol

  16. Sarah says:

    Chewy is everything! Stop talking smack about him! As for Harrison Ford….how is he still so damn hot at Han Solo? Ahhhh…..my teenage dreams.

    • What was that says:

      It’s just he seems to have had a Wookie lift.I still love him and hope he,s done more than play chess and use argan oil on his fur in the intervening years!
      Perhaps there are more Wookies out there.??

  17. H says:

    I admit it, I cried when I saw the latest trailer and Han said, “We’re home.” The ten year-old kid in me is so happy, but the cynical adult who thinks JR Abrams screwed up Star Trek is cautious. Is it December yet? I haven’t been this excited since 1980 and Empire was released.

    PS Don’t listen to the haters, Chewie, you rock!

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  19. Lola says:

    I really hopes this movie takes my head out of the awful memories that the last three (1st chapters) left … messing forever my childhood….

  20. Kori says:

    I wonder if Ford will be out and about for the promotion. He was in the hospital foe 3 weeks (about 3/30) and has pelvic & ankle injuries and healing facial wounds. I would think it could all be too much save for a premiere appearance perhaps.