Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford

First Official Poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford

 

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?
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader

One thought on “First Official Poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”

  1. Abrams has been known to trip himself up with the secrecy thing. For example: Kahn. Also Super 8, which was charming but anticlimactic after the marketing buildup, according to some. But this time he’s achieved a perfect balance of substance and mystery. Assuming Rey is central, Finn being the one who uses the lightsaber/force is a total curve. The million dollar question of the day is: if Luke’s lightsaber is to be the MacGuffin, what is its wider significance? Why do the villains want it? I assume it’s going to be more than just a collector’s piece to Kylo Ren.

    I think the poster is stylish BTW. In fact I think it might be Struzen’s best Star Wars work so far, which is really saying something.

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