The Force Awakens character posters have been released, highlighting Han Solo, Rey, and other beloved characters.
The five posters for The Force Awakens feature both new and returning characters in the Star Wars saga. Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, released her poster on Instagram earlier today.
“It is my very great honour to reveal this INSANELY EXCITING poster for The Force Awakens!!!!” Ridley writes. “IT’S REY!!! Looking all freckly from the Jakku sun and as if there’s an adventure to be had!!! AHHHH!”
Ridley’s co-star John Boyega, who plays Finn, seems just as excited as Ridley in revealing his own poster.
“As promised! Sneaky gift!” Boyega writes, adding the hashtag #HeHasSomethingToFightFor.
At the same time, Carrie Fisher (Leia) released her own poster on Twitter, wryly adding, “Oh Luke, don’t ask for the moon, we have the force.”
And the poster for Han Solo also came from the official Star Wars Facebook page. “The scoundrel returns December 18,” the page teases.
Each of the Force Awakens posters features its character and their primary weapon. Rey wields her long, oddly mechanical staff, while Finn and Kylo Ren each bear (very different) lightsabers.
Han Solo, of course, could never be seen without a good blaster in his hand. And Leia stands framed by what appears to be a tactical hologram — very appropriate for the dignified, driven leader of the Resistance.
It’s interesting to note which characters have not been featured in individual posters — at least so far. Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, a Resistance pilot who was billed early on as a major character, is left without a poster. In addition, none of the other First Order villains — Captain Phasma, Supreme Leader Snoak, or General Hux — are featured either.
And of course, Luke Skywalker is still unrepresented in most of The Force Awakens marketing. As Mark Hamill will appear in the new Star Wars film, this omission is clearly intentional — and it’s absolutely doing the intended work of making fans desperately curious about Luke’s whereabouts.
Star Wars: Force Awakens hits US theaters on Dec. 18.