Today kicks off the Star Wars fan gathering Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, which means that we can expect to see plenty of news and perhaps even a trailer emerging from the event. Guests include Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, along with veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher – who should be answering a lot of questions about what we can expect from the next chapter in the franchise.
Already we’ve seen the first full image of the new Stormtrooper uniform design, which Finn (John Boyega) was seen wearing in the initial teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For those who wanted to see this design from different angles, as well as get a better look at the villain of the film, Star Wars Celebration is happy to oblige.
Promotional art for Star Wars: The Force Awakens emerged on the Saga Skywalker Valencia Facebook page and the image board 4chan today, showcasing antagonist Kylo Ren, his unusual lightsaber design, and his army of Stormtroopers. It’s still unclear exactly who will be playing Kylo Ren (though Adam Driver seems like the most likely candidate) and these photos don’t offer any clues, since his face is covered by a mask.
This is probably the clearest look we’ve had so far at Kylo Ren’s full costume design. A shot of the character stomping through some snowy woods and then drawing his lightsaber was one of the most talked-about aspects of the teaser trailer – as was the practicality of that lightsaber’s crossguard.
There are different Stormtrooper uniforms featured in these posters, including what appears to be the rumored chrome Stormtrooper. Some of the Stormtroopers are also wielding flamethrowers similar to those used in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and there’s a definite theme of things on fire on Kylo Ren’s backdrops.
Hopefully the fact that these images are appearing is a sign that we’ll see more promo art in the coming days, including images of the heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Let us know in the comments what you think of of the new villain designs.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th, 2015.
Source: Tim Veekhoven
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