POTD: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Covers 'Vanity Fair'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made it onto the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Old-timers Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca are joined by three of the saga's newest heroes, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and BB-8. See the Star Wars Vanity Fair cover after the jump. Annie Leibovitz shot the Star Wars Vanity Fair cover for the June 2015 issue.Star Wars Vanity Fair cover

This fantastic photo is just the start. As promised on the cover, we can expect Vanity Fair to post more photos from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the coming days. And when they do, you can bet we'll post them right here to share with you.

It's been something of a tradition for Star Wars to cover Vanity Fair. Each of the three prequels got its own splashy feature in the magazine, as you can see below:

Rumor had it Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy wanted a Vanity Fair photographer on set during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in keeping with that tradition, but that director J.J. Abrams nixed that idea. The cover above suggests they managed to work something out after all.

The Vanity Fair June 2015 issue should hit newsstands in early- to mid-May. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18.