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Drew Struzan's Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster revealed

08.15.2015

Disney's D23 2015 Expo dropped a ton of great Star Wars news on us today, including announcing the director of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX and revealing the cast of STAR WARS:ROGUE ONE, but one of the coolest Star Wars tidbits has to be the reveal of a brand new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS poster by the great Drew Struzan. Despite technically being retired, Disney and Lucasfilm were able to convince Struzan to work his magic once again.

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It's interesting to see John Boyega's Finn wielding a lightsaber, does this mean his character will be revealed to be a Jedi or is he simply pulling a Han Solo? (I thought they smelled bad...on the outside!) While some folks have been taking this to be the main poster for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, it's actually a commemorative poster created exclusively for the D23 attendees; lucky bastards. We'll update this with a high-res copy once it becomes available.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015.

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3:21PM on 08/17/2015

Looks similar to the 90's novel covers

But thats not a bad thing. It may not be the best composition but its still cool they are using the same style.
But thats not a bad thing. It may not be the best composition but its still cool they are using the same style.
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11:52AM on 08/17/2015

Looks good, but before some of you fully erupt, this is not the final Force Awakens poster from Drew.

Looks good. Honestly, we should be lucky to still even get a non-photo shop Star Wars poster, but even more so, even luckier to get one from Drew. This is not the final poster, that will come out later.
Some people need to stop complaining about everything little thing that makes these films different from the originals. Stop trying so hard to re-live your childhood and just watch this movie with a fresh open mind.
Looks good. Honestly, we should be lucky to still even get a non-photo shop Star Wars poster, but even more so, even luckier to get one from Drew. This is not the final poster, that will come out later.
Some people need to stop complaining about everything little thing that makes these films different from the originals. Stop trying so hard to re-live your childhood and just watch this movie with a fresh open mind.
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7:47AM on 08/17/2015
Hopefully they'll do an official release of this so we can see it clearly. Various photos give it a weird look. In particular one looked like Han had been photoshopped into the pic at the last minute.
Is it just me of does Ford's expression make him look a little lost here?
Hopefully they'll do an official release of this so we can see it clearly. Various photos give it a weird look. In particular one looked like Han had been photoshopped into the pic at the last minute.
Is it just me of does Ford's expression make him look a little lost here?
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2:51PM on 08/16/2015
I look forward to seeing the whole poster in context. This litle snippett of it really throws off the composition and makes it look a bit shitty, I'm sure the full poster is far better set out, Drew's usually spot on with this kind of thing.
I look forward to seeing the whole poster in context. This litle snippett of it really throws off the composition and makes it look a bit shitty, I'm sure the full poster is far better set out, Drew's usually spot on with this kind of thing.
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3:15PM on 08/16/2015
You're probably right.
You're probably right.
2:04PM on 08/16/2015

This looks bad

The prequel trilogy had a better poster than this! Honestly, I've seen better fan posters.
The prequel trilogy had a better poster than this! Honestly, I've seen better fan posters.
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12:40PM on 08/16/2015
Haha Han Solo looks like E.T.
Haha Han Solo looks like E.T.
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8:29AM on 08/16/2015

Shows how far women have come in movie posters

In the original STAR WARS poster in 1977, Leia leaned against Luke's leg as he wielded his lightsaber. Here, Rey is front and center, looking ready to unleash serious damage, and Finn is adjunct to her. I guess this movie is more Rey's story than Finn's? Fascinating ...
In the original STAR WARS poster in 1977, Leia leaned against Luke's leg as he wielded his lightsaber. Here, Rey is front and center, looking ready to unleash serious damage, and Finn is adjunct to her. I guess this movie is more Rey's story than Finn's? Fascinating ...
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11:40AM on 08/16/2015
Rey doesn't look capable of unleashing damage serious or not.
Rey doesn't look capable of unleashing damage serious or not.
10:02PM on 08/16/2015
And you wonder why women won't go out with you ...
And you wonder why women won't go out with you ...
7:15PM on 08/17/2015
Women do go out with me.

Who they don't go out with, is feminist sissies.

But you already knew that, didn't you?

And get serious.

Look at Rey's arms. There's more meat on a chicken wing. What exactly is she going to damage? Someone's hairstyle?
Women do go out with me.

Who they don't go out with, is feminist sissies.

But you already knew that, didn't you?

And get serious.

Look at Rey's arms. There's more meat on a chicken wing. What exactly is she going to damage? Someone's hairstyle?
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5:53AM on 08/16/2015

Get off my lawn you little bastards

Han looks like an old man yelling at kids to get off his lawn
Han looks like an old man yelling at kids to get off his lawn
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5:49AM on 08/16/2015

Not Drew's Best

Han looks thrown into the foreground (and his face looks weird). Blue lightsaber is crooked at the hilt.
Uninspired. Sucks because I was hoping Struzan was doing the one sheets on this thing.
Oh, well, it's a poster. The theatrical one will be great. I'm sure.
Han looks thrown into the foreground (and his face looks weird). Blue lightsaber is crooked at the hilt.
Uninspired. Sucks because I was hoping Struzan was doing the one sheets on this thing.
Oh, well, it's a poster. The theatrical one will be great. I'm sure.
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3:15AM on 08/16/2015

4th Wall ...

This poster illustrates a problem that plagues recent marketing of film and TV. The first thing an actor learns when on stage or set is DON'T BREAK THE FOURTH WALL unless the script requests it for effect. Do not look into the camera because it destroys the viewer's illusion of reality. The current trend is to do just that when marketing and this poster is no different. This poster goes out of its way to show me ACTORS not characters.
This poster illustrates a problem that plagues recent marketing of film and TV. The first thing an actor learns when on stage or set is DON'T BREAK THE FOURTH WALL unless the script requests it for effect. Do not look into the camera because it destroys the viewer's illusion of reality. The current trend is to do just that when marketing and this poster is no different. This poster goes out of its way to show me ACTORS not characters.
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5:54AM on 08/16/2015
Ah ok sure if u say so
Ah ok sure if u say so
8:21AM on 08/16/2015
You obviously don't look at many posters. Countless movie posters "break the fourth wall," especially character posters.
You obviously don't look at many posters. Countless movie posters "break the fourth wall," especially character posters.
9:29AM on 08/16/2015
I do say so and just because there's a LOT of posters out there doesn't make it any less stupid. I've seen vast numbers of movie posters in the last 51 years thank you.
I do say so and just because there's a LOT of posters out there doesn't make it any less stupid. I've seen vast numbers of movie posters in the last 51 years thank you.
9:29AM on 08/16/2015
Hey, we're all entitled to our opinion though. If it doesn't irritate you then I envy you ... ;-)
Hey, we're all entitled to our opinion though. If it doesn't irritate you then I envy you ... ;-)
3:10PM on 08/16/2015
Hate to break it to you, but this "trend" has been going on for a long time. Raiders of the Lost Ark had Inyd front and center with a bullwhip smiling at the audience. Hell, look at the old Steve McQueen movies like Bullitt and The Great Escape.

Breaking the fourth wall has been around since The Man Who Laughs, probably even before that. It is not a trend.
Hate to break it to you, but this "trend" has been going on for a long time. Raiders of the Lost Ark had Inyd front and center with a bullwhip smiling at the audience. Hell, look at the old Steve McQueen movies like Bullitt and The Great Escape.

Breaking the fourth wall has been around since The Man Who Laughs, probably even before that. It is not a trend.
1:00AM on 08/16/2015
Even though it's not a theatrical poster, it still looks great.
Even though it's not a theatrical poster, it still looks great.
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1:00AM on 08/16/2015
Finn Windu!!!!!!!!! lol
Finn Windu!!!!!!!!! lol
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5:50AM on 08/16/2015
Finndu?
Finndu?
12:07AM on 08/16/2015
This isnt the full poster. This is the D23 Exclusive poster. From what I have heard, this is a poster made of elements of the full one.
This isnt the full poster. This is the D23 Exclusive poster. From what I have heard, this is a poster made of elements of the full one.
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12:16AM on 08/16/2015
The article states that, but thanks anyway
The article states that, but thanks anyway
5:51AM on 08/16/2015
Thanks captain obvious
Thanks captain obvious
11:27PM on 08/15/2015

Side Note

Anyone notice what the female protagonist is standing on?

Looks like the stairs in the Cloud City carbonite freezing chamber.
Anyone notice what the female protagonist is standing on?

Looks like the stairs in the Cloud City carbonite freezing chamber.
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11:25PM on 08/15/2015

This looks awful

It looks like the cover of a tween novel. It reminds me of the trendy silliness of Hunger Games or Twilight.

I would never go to see a film that advertised itself like this, and if it didn't have the Star Wars name brand I doubt many others would either.
It looks like the cover of a tween novel. It reminds me of the trendy silliness of Hunger Games or Twilight.

I would never go to see a film that advertised itself like this, and if it didn't have the Star Wars name brand I doubt many others would either.
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12:08AM on 08/16/2015
In through the nose, out through the mouth. Repeat.
In through the nose, out through the mouth. Repeat.
3:54AM on 08/16/2015
*shrug*
*shrug*
1:08PM on 08/16/2015
I don't like that third star from the right, fourth down. looks like Drew phoned that one in. so.......yeah...fuck star wars forever.

fuck it.....zero faith left in all novies til the sun collapses.

now, im just as miserable as moat man.
I don't like that third star from the right, fourth down. looks like Drew phoned that one in. so.......yeah...fuck star wars forever.

fuck it.....zero faith left in all novies til the sun collapses.

now, im just as miserable as moat man.
3:17PM on 08/16/2015
What's a novie?
What's a novie?
5:52AM on 08/17/2015
Seriously, what is a novie?

Now I can't sleep.
Seriously, what is a novie?

Now I can't sleep.
10:52PM on 08/15/2015
Not bad looking. I would like to see an entire poster that looks like the right side with Kylo Ren.
Not bad looking. I would like to see an entire poster that looks like the right side with Kylo Ren.
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10:51PM on 08/15/2015
Decent poster. The feminist blogs are gonna pleasure themselves to this one
Decent poster. The feminist blogs are gonna pleasure themselves to this one
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