The Star Wars saga has always had the coolest posters of any movie series, going back to the iconic original theatrical one-sheet in 1977 from the brothers Hildebrandt. Now, just in time for the release of The Last Jedi in theaters, StarWars.com has released images of a whole new set of posters that they’re labeling the “Pop Icon” series. Instead of focusing on any of the actors, these streamlined and colorful illustrations showcase the gear, tech, droids, creatures and ships of the upcoming film.
The poster series is split into light side and dark side, in classic Star Wars tradition. On the light side of things, we have our classic droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2, along with newcomer BB-8. There’s Rey’s lightsaber (a.k.a. Luke and Anakin Skywalker’s old lightsaber), the Millennium Falcon, a Resistance pilot’s helmet, an X-wing fighter, and from Luke’s refuge planet of Ahch-To, one of the so-called alien caretakers. And yes, worry not porg fanatics, there is indeed a porg poster.
Over on the dark side, we have BB-8’s First Oder counterpart BB-9E, along with a First Order Dreadnought, a TIE fighter, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and his TIE Silencer, a Praetorian guard helmet, along with a more classic stormtrooper helmet, and a First Order shuttle pilot helmet. If anything, this set of posters reminds us that no matter how much we may be rooting for the good guys in Star Wars, the bad guys always have the cooler looking gear.
You can check out the entire new poster series below in our gallery.
What do you make of these latest posters from the galaxy far, far away? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.
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