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Check Out Drew Struzan's Poster for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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August 15, 2015
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yes! Here it is, all of a sudden from the halls of D23, comes the first official poster for Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And it is artwork by Drew Struzan – the legend, the master of all posters, the one-and-only, the irreplaceable. The first photos showing up are coming from the D23 Expo where the poster is being handed out to lucky fans who happen to get there hands on one. The poster artwork features John Boyega as Finn (with lightsaber!!), Daisy Ridley as Rey, plus Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, each one brandishing a weapon. Harrison Ford as Han Solo also shows up, but no Chewie, oddly. I really like this poster, simple and sleek, what Struzan is best at. Wish I could get one. Another Star Wars legend returns.

The new Drew Struzan poster art for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens - found via @IMAX:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Drew Struzan

Here's a quick look back at Drew Struzan's posters for previous Star Wars movies through both trilogies:

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You can still catch the second, full teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens here. More soon.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, not to mention other standalone movies in this universe. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments

1

It's cool, but definitely not one of his best. Major spoiler for me seeing Finn with the lightsaber...

ListenToVinyl on Aug 15, 2015

2

Terrible poster. I wonder why its so uninspired and bland? I really wish they would go use someone new.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 15, 2015

3

Why does Han look so damn weird???

RT3413 on Aug 15, 2015

4

He looks.....old.

tommyturner on Aug 15, 2015

5

I don't know why this Drew Struzan gets such a big rap. All his Star Wars posters are really ordinary.

Mark Sheridan on Aug 15, 2015

6

You're just an old man who wants to live in the past. He's a genius and rated highly for a reason. No one else lasted as long as he did.

Jinny on Aug 15, 2015

7

What has my age got to do with anything? I just prefer Tim Hildebrandt or Tom Jung. Although my favorite poster was co-designed by Drew:

Mark Sheridan on Aug 15, 2015

8

Let me guess: born in the 90s?

txJM on Aug 16, 2015

9

You're too young or old apparently?

OfficialJab on Aug 17, 2015

10

Terrible poster IMO. John Boyega barely looks like him and Han Solo looks weird and almost out of the composition. (He seems to be thinking "I just found this blaster")

Beru on Aug 15, 2015

11

Or "Get off my lawn!"

cuckoozey on Aug 15, 2015

12

You mean "Get off my plane!"

Francisco on Aug 17, 2015

13

I like that TIE Fighter detail. I like the poster. It is great to see a female get the top spot.

DAVIDPD on Aug 15, 2015

14

Looks surprisingly meh, I still prefer the work of Tom Jung...

cuckoozey on Aug 15, 2015

15

Tom Jung wasn't even that great. He only did 3 notable posters in his whole career. Even his Star Wars poster was a total rip off of the Hidebrandt brothers poster. Tom Chantrell did the absolute best of the original though.

Jinny on Aug 15, 2015

16

Yep, love this one!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 17, 2015

17

Im hoping this is just a promo poster and other ones will follow.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 15, 2015

18

Wow. The worst part is when you make the comparison with his other work for Star Wars. This one looks like crap.

capitandelespacio on Aug 15, 2015

19

very bad....

ari smulders on Aug 15, 2015

20

wtf, this for real ?

Tester on Aug 16, 2015

21

I would say the most uninspired art from Struzan ever. Still, emotionless, bland. quite disappointing... 🙁

Rafael Aresso on Aug 16, 2015

22

wow looks like some cheap knock off of a real one? only 1 bad guy? and nice spoiler? wtf

Henry Willis on Aug 16, 2015

23

They're still reserving showing Luke for some reason. I guess he will be revealed in the final trailer. This is probably just one of the posters they will release.

Bounty 4 Zuckuss on Aug 16, 2015

24

I can't help feel like his hand was forced by the studio as to what he can and can't reveal in the artwork. He's an artist that obviously takes pride in his work (look at his past works) and he wouldn't deliberately produce sub-par work. The whole production around this film has been very tight-lipped so it would make sense that every piece of marketing is scrutinised in every detail.

kylio on Aug 17, 2015

25

I think it's about as good as the others, but for some reason feel like Han is out of place and maybe shouldn't have been included.

OfficialJab on Aug 17, 2015

26

What's up with the ugly border?

Panzerknecker on Aug 17, 2015

27

I just read that someone who was at the D23 expo mentioned JJ confirmed himself that this was just an D23 exclusive.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 18, 2015

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