Here's The Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theatrical Poster

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Here's The Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theatrical Poster

Disney has also released a new, 16-second "teaser" trailer, with admittedly only a few seconds of actual new footage.

Disney and Lucasfilm have finally brought us the official theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead of it's December release. Check it out below:

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The poster shows off most of the major characters we expect to see in the movie, including the first "official" appearance of Carrie Fischer as Leia. Oddly, Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker appears to be completely absent. It also comes with the news that a brand new trailer will be revealed during ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast on October 19. To tide tide us over until then the official Disney Twitter has given us a sneak peak:

Exciting stuff! Stay tuned for the full trailer, which will we post as soon as it becomes available, so you don't have to sit through a football game to see it.

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Luke might just be disguising himself as a Stormtrooper. The guy on the left looks pretty short :P

This poster is remarkably spoiler free. Unless you count the planet with a big ass cannon in it.

008Zulu:
This poster is remarkably spoiler free. Unless you count the planet with a big ass cannon in it.

I just rather hope that that isn't indicating that the plot is about having to take down yet another death star...

Sigh...

-Yay, another Death Star. With SPIKES! Because everything's better with spikes.

-X-Wings...Stormtroopers...Star Destroyers...the Millennium Falcon...yep, we're still in the realm of "original trilogy fanfiction." Granted, I can live with the idea that Episode VII is a bridging chapter to the original trilogy, same way that Episode III was bridging into the OT with its starship designs as well.

-Princess Leia still knows good hair stylists.

-Credit where credit is due, I like how Rey's staff aligns with Rev...sorry, Ren's, lightsaber.

In all fairness, from an objective point of view, I can't fault the poster. Artistically, it's very well done, in the same veign as the Star Wars posters of old (and Lord of the Rings for that matter). Doesn't mean I'm going to be cajoled into liking it though.

Jadak:
eh, I'm just hoping that thing in the upper right isn't suggesting that they're doing yet another plot about a spherical super weapon...

008Zulu:
This poster is remarkably spoiler free. Unless you count the planet with a big ass cannon in it.

I just rather hope that that isn't indicating that the plot is about having to take down yet another death star...

Oh lord, they're totally going to try and make another Death Star, aren't they?

Okayokayokay, Imperial Navy, huddle up!

Guys. Guys. Listen. The *only* reason you keep losing this war is because you keep building these stupid doomsday weapons. How about this... Take all the resources, all the manpower you'd put into building a 3rd Death Star, and just build a metric shit-ton of Imperial Star Destroyers.

So now you've got the largest space-faring navy the galaxy has ever seen. Next, take one of those rebel X-wings, I *know* you've captured one of them at some point in time. And then, just... build your own. Hell, rip out all of its guts and put them into a new TIE variant if that makes you feel better.

So now you've got the biggest space-faring navy the galaxy has ever seen, along with a numerically superior amount of starfighters that are as good or better than the enemy's. Go crush the rebellion. They've got like 20 warships and most of those are supplied by the Mon Calamari. Get your new doomfleet, burn the Mon Cal shipyards to ash, and there you go.

Problem solved.

Jesus, they aren't even trying. Another death star?

I'm done, I won't be giving this movie my money, and unless you loved the prequels, you shouldn't either. Because this will be worse by far.

As far as that spoilery Death Star in the background goes, I think it merely reflects the fact that this poster wasn't made to merely advertise but to look cool even after the movie has all been shown and everything.

Hawki:
-Yay, another Death Star. With SPIKES! Because everything's better with spikes.

Those are actually support arches if you look closely.

BTW, Drej Death Star is best Death Star.

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Arnoxthe1:
As far as that spoilery Death Star in the background goes, I think it merely reflects the fact that this poster wasn't made to merely advertise but to look cool even after the movie has all been shown and everything.

Hawki:
-Yay, another Death Star. With SPIKES! Because everything's better with spikes.

Those are actually support arches if you look closely.

BTW, Drej Death Star is best Death Star.

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No one can beat the Drej. They're pure energy!

Maybe it's just because I haven't been following this production very closely (I stopped paying attention when they released pictures of what was clearly a Z-95 and called it an X-wing, then, when people pointed that out, insisted that no, it really was an X-wing), but am I the only person who saw that central character's staff and the blade behind it and thought "good grief, they've actually made a lightsaber bat'leth"?

rcs619:

Arnoxthe1:
As far as that spoilery Death Star in the background goes, I think it merely reflects the fact that this poster wasn't made to merely advertise but to look cool even after the movie has all been shown and everything.

Hawki:
-Yay, another Death Star. With SPIKES! Because everything's better with spikes.

Those are actually support arches if you look closely.

BTW, Drej Death Star is best Death Star.

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No one can beat the Drej. They're pure energy!

Unless you have the Titan. Which is also a giant spherical space station that is the most powerful piece of technology in its setting. Only it creates planets rather than destroys them. But does render an entire race extinct in the process.

Sam Tucker, you monster! XD

Jadak:

I just rather hope that that isn't indicating that the plot is about having to take down yet another death star...

Most of the EU is about handling one super weapon or another.

I'm looking at this poster and I'm immensely disappointed, for reasons that would probably get me severely reprimanded for where I to express them. Suffice to say, it's the kind of movie 2015 deserves.

rcs619:

No one can beat the Drej. They're pure energy!

Damn you, Corvo! Foiled by the dodgy CGI blue man group!

Remember when trailers didn't need trailers? Me neither.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKeAAdjZYAs

008Zulu:

Jadak:

I just rather hope that that isn't indicating that the plot is about having to take down yet another death star...

Most of the EU is about handling one super weapon or another.

I don't mind them doing another super weapon, but literally another giant spherical battlestation super laser one?

Johnny Novgorod:
I'm looking at this poster and I'm immensely disappointed, for reasons that would probably get me severely reprimanded for where I to express them. Suffice to say, it's the kind of movie 2015 deserves.

As someone who's had a cynical view on Episode VII from the outset, I wouldn't mind hearing them myself.

On the other hand, I've found 2015 to be a good year for movies. Even the worst movies I've seen in cinemas have been "okay" rather than "bad." And in all fairness, I doubt the film will be bad either.

Then again, I don't even consider the prequels to be "bad" either, so make of that what you will.

The new iStormies are bad enough, but who in the hell came up with the Chrometrooper? And why?

I am sure some people somewhere got excited when they saw this. Good for them!

Jadak:
I don't mind them doing another super weapon, but literally another giant spherical battlestation super laser one?

I think that if they used a design, or idea, from the EU, then it would be all the proof the fandom needs to declare that the EU is cannon.

Johnny Novgorod:
I'm looking at this poster and I'm immensely disappointed, for reasons that would probably get me severely reprimanded for where I to express them. Suffice to say, it's the kind of movie 2015 deserves.

You can't pull out like that, Johnny! Where's your integrity?! Give this poster the hell it deserves!

OT: I thought Mace Windu has a purple lightsaber.

This just appeared in my Facebook feed.

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McElroy:

OT: I thought Mace Windu has a purple lightsaber.

He ages backwards, like Merlin. This is where he gets his training.

Jack Action:
The new iStormies are bad enough, but who in the hell came up with the Chrometrooper? And why?

Some Cylons slipped into the shot.

It's a photobomb. They're even smiling.

008Zulu:
This poster is remarkably spoiler free. Unless you count the planet with a big ass cannon in it.

That's not a planet, that's a battlestation!

Looks pretty cool honestly. As for that superweapon, it's not a Death Star. From what I've gathered from leaks and whatnot the First Order (the Imps of this trilogy) have a planet-bound hideout called Starkiller Base that can cause a star anywhere in the galaxy to go nova - somehow (so Sun Crusher by way of Galaxy Gun). If you look at the superweapon in the poster you'll see that the bands around the hole have a flat texture to them while the rest has a more rugged look. I think - from the leaks and the poster - that the First Order mined out the planet and turned the whole thing into a superweapon (that red glow could be from the planet's core). So not really "crap, another Death Star", more like "crap, a nuclear installation."

That said, I really wish they hadn't gone the superweapon route first thing. I'd have preferred it if they had kept it as conventional military action with reclaiming lost knowledge and had any superweapons coming in at the end. A prototype superweapon being installed on the First Order's flagship and coming online in the middle of the final battle would have been my preferred method. This new superweapon just shows the First Order is even more stupid than the Empire was - at least if anyone found out where the Death Star was it could move.

Hawki:
Unless you have the Titan. Which is also a giant spherical space station that is the most powerful piece of technology in its setting. Only it creates planets rather than destroys them. But does render an entire race extinct in the process.

Sam Tucker, you monster! XD

You spoiled Titan A.E. for the plebs, you monster!

I'll save my judgment for the actual movie, not what little information can be gleaned from images on a poster. I said this one thing when Abrams was first announced as director, if he fucks this up he'll forever be known as Jar Jar Abrams. I'm fairly certain he knows this and understands it. I also have faith in Kasdan so I'm less sure it will be disappointing and more hopeful that it won't. I'm so glad that despite the things I've witnessed and endured, and believe me the things I'm thinking of have nothing to do with something as trivial as a shitty movie plot, I'm not a jaded cynic like some of you.

There are a couple of things that annoy me with this poster, like why is the stupid looking broad saber sitting against the pole? Am I missing some symbolism here? It just feels cluttered. And even better, why is pole in the centre? Do fans prefer that weapon over the light saber?

Then there's the chrome trooper placed above the title in a moody looking pose. That's impossible to take seriously.

The characters somehow look more bland than usual, not fitting into the crazy dress up universe, nor do they look like they're really into it. Princess Leia just looks worried.

And of course, the death star thing, which I guess is pretty hard to top for an ultimate weapon. Of course, sequels don't have to bring out bigger guns every time because great writing and idea's are things everyone loves.

Oh yeah, and the lens flare is too obvious.

Also, for some reason the subtitle being put in-between the main just looks odd to me.

So, that one Rebel beside Solo, is that Wedge Antilles?
If so, fuck yeah!
Everyone needs more of the wedge.

Getting back to the poster.
I think it looks nice, it has the whole Star Wars feeling to it.
The antagonist and the protagonist have a neat, little place.

Concerning the actual movie, we shall see, but I'm excited.
EDIT: With the Death Star-like weapon, I bet they just want us to think it is another one... but it is something much worse (as others said). Still, bigger and better, at least they aren't arguing politics like in ep3 (well, hopefully).

kael013:
Looks pretty cool honestly. As for that superweapon, it's not a Death Star. From what I've gathered from leaks and whatnot the First Order (the Imps of this trilogy) have a planet-bound hideout called Starkiller Base that can cause a star anywhere in the galaxy to go nova - somehow (so Sun Crusher by way of Galaxy Gun). If you look at the superweapon in the poster you'll see that the bands around the hole have a flat texture to them while the rest has a more rugged look. I think - from the leaks and the poster - that the First Order mined out the planet and turned the whole thing into a superweapon (that red glow could be from the planet's core). So not really "crap, another Death Star", more like "crap, a nuclear installation."

That said, I really wish they hadn't gone the superweapon route first thing. I'd have preferred it if they had kept it as conventional military action with reclaiming lost knowledge and had any superweapons coming in at the end. A prototype superweapon being installed on the First Order's flagship and coming online in the middle of the final battle would have been my preferred method. This new superweapon just shows the First Order is even more stupid than the Empire was - at least if anyone found out where the Death Star was it could move.

So... it's almost exactly the same thing as the Centerpoint Station?
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Centerpoint_Station

Yeah, it just seems dumb. Once again, they're the galactic empire. Why they don't just focus all their resources on making an overwhelming fleet of conventional warships, along with fighters and bombers on par with the Rebels' is beyond me. When you have a numerical, industrial *and* financial advantage, you don't go and sink all your money into one-off projects. You grind your enemy to dust in a war of attrition.

Palpatine is dead too, which means they have no excuse to go down the same old superweapon route. I'd love to see some smart, up-and-coming Imperial officers who actually want to do a good, practical job. Maybe they're doing it for the right reasons too, believe in the idea of the Empire. Maybe the idea of letting a bunch of looney space-mystics get so powerful again bothers them. But, no, it looks like we're getting another crazy sith-affiliated group whose bright idea is to create yet another crazy, impractical genocide weapon.

If the solution is "Fly a bunch of fighters down into its core while the heroes have a climactic battle with the enemies inside of it, only to escape at the last minute as the whole thing explodes," I'm going to be slightly disappointed :P

I do remain cautiously optimistic though. I'd like for there to be a good, new Star Wars movie. I want this franchise to succeed. As long as it's fun, and gets back to the spirit of the old trilogy, I'm willing to overlook some silliness. Ball's in your court, J.J. Abrams.

after ford's tired and i-don't-give-a-shit performance in ender's game, do we really need to have him in star wars?

i have a feeling this movie will be like star trek into darkness: convoluted bullshit with a ton of nostalgia shout-outs and some nice action scenes. i think j. j. can't play nice with other people's existing universes; when he manages his own ip. he has some nice stories to tell, but drop him in an existing ip and he just doesn't understand what makes it great :(

Oh boy, another Death Star. Disney is reeeeally pushing the envelope this time. If they wanted a Center Point Station ripoff, they could have just copied Center Point Station and called it something different like with everything else they're 're-imagining'. :P

New canon and they're already starting with the silly superweapons again. Guess I shouldn't be surprised.

The lense flair is in the center of the shot. Loljabrams.

I guess I can live with yet another Death Star thing. I will not judge the movie until I see it but I am still unsure if Abrams can pull it off. Every movie I have ever seen from him I have enjoyed in the cinima but 5 mins after it has ended I am thinking about the movie on the way to the car, talking about it with my friends and realise that it was actually kind of stupid.

Recusant:
(I stopped paying attention when they released pictures of what was clearly a Z-95 and called it an X-wing, then, when people pointed that out, insisted that no, it really was an X-wing)

Yeah, they said that because it's not a Headhunter. It's an X-Wing.

I know, it's weird that they would call the ship what it actually is and not what you think it is, but what can you do?

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