They also paid tribute to their original cast member Carrie Fisher, who played the fierce but lovely Princess Leia and who died on December 27 2016.
You can read the full feature here - which, alongside new photos by Annie Leibovitz, includes information about new characters, details of new locations and some very fond words about the late Carrie Fisher.
The fourth cover features Ridley as Rey and Hamill as Luke Skywalker standing on a cliff on the planet Ahch-To.
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The chrome helmet has been removed, and Star Wars fans finally see that intimidating Captain Phasma looks a lot like ... intimidating Gwendoline Christie beneath her shining armor.
Well we know she is a maintenance worker for the Resistance, and there could be the possibility of a friendship or romance with Finn. Vanity Fair covers featured the A-list stars from the next highly anticipated movie, The Last Jedi. "It's Finn and Rose, they're on a massive adventure". Former princess, now General Leia Organa stands alone on the magazine cover. It's also reminding us that no matter how much we emotionally prepare ourselves, The Last Jedi is going to be really hard to watch.
Now it turns out Carrie, who has a bigger role in The Last Jedi, was looking forward to being the main figure of the ninth Star Wars movie.
This is the one with the two people who may or may not be The Last Jedi of the title, if director Rian Johnson hadn't already admitted it's Luke.