After years of creative and awesome fan posters, it’s almost surreal to see the first official poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Drawn by Drew Struzan, who did the collage posters for all six of the previous films, this teaser poster is just for D23 this weekend, but I think the most striking thing to me about it is that John Boyega’s Finn seems to be holding Luke’s first lightsaber; the one presumed lost after Empire Strikes Back. It’s also the lightsaber briefly seen held by Leia in the teaser trailer, so it appears that the rumors of Boyega and Ridley finding Luke’s old lightsaber are true.
This is a nice poster; there’s nothing wrong with it, but it doesn’t compare to what I still think is one of the greatest posters of all-time (no matter how things turned out). Remember the first time you saw this?