It’s weird to think that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie that opens up exactly two months from now, hasn’t had an official poster up until this point (minus that one of just the logo on a black, starry sky). But, if you thought the Force Awakens marketing campaign was slow to get started, that’s all about to change as Disney and Lucasfilm kick things into hyperdrive. First stop: a proper, official, classic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. Take a look, this very well may be hanging up on your wall one day.

As you can see in the official poster below, we have our heroes front and center: Daisy Ridey’s Rey, John Boyega’s Finn, Chewbacca, Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, and our first look at Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia (with new hair bun!). There’s also BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO, and who’s that little alien near them? That appears to be Maz Kanata, the CG character played by Lupita Nyong’o, and nearby, Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron. Lower on the poster we have Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma along with a couple of Stormtroopers, the Millennium Falcon, and up above lurking over all of it is the villainous Kylo Ren and what could very well be the Star Killer base. There is one very important character missing, though: Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker. Hmm.


As we previously reported, the Force Awakens poster is just the start of a big Star Wars push over the next 36 hours that includes the final trailer tomorrow during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football, plus the launch of ticket pre-sales.

In addition to single tickets, tickets will also go on sale for the Star Wars Marathon at select theaters, which will lead into the first screenings of The Force Awakens on December 17. Those tickets will cost $50 for all seven movies, and while The Force Awakens will be presented in 3D, it will not be in IMAX (so, if you want to see The Force Awakens in IMAX, you’re going to have to purchase a separate ticket).

For the curious, here is the full schedule for the Star Wars Marathon:

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace: 4:00am
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones: 6:30am
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith: 9:10am
Star Wars: 11:45am
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: 2:05pm
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: 4:30pm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 7:00pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18.

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