Just in time for May the 4th, Vanity Fair shows off their June cover and feature, Annie Leibovitz photographing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including a first look at villain Kylo Ren unmasked. Also included in the preview is a behind the scenes video, and a look at Lupita Nyong’o in motion-capture gear for her CGI space pirate character, Maz Kanata, along with a bevy of aliens and droids from the pirate’s castle.
For those old enough to remember, Leibovitz and Vanity Fair also did a similar issue 16 years ago for Episode I in February of ’99.
The June 2015 issue also features an article that mentions JJ Abrams’ desire to insert a scene with a dead Jar Jar Binks into the film, which is an understandable feeling for many Star Wars fans. Below is a making-of video.