Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has been given special access to the cast of the new Star Wars movie to shoot the actors for a Vanity Fair spread.

The shoot has given fans an early glimpse of new blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens more than six months before its release in December.

The cover of the magazine features returning castmember Harrison Ford with his character Han Solo’s furry sidekick Chewbacca, as well as new members of the Star Wars family John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.

J-Connection: Annie Leibovitz is Jewish, as are Star Wars stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.