When it comes to fan posters for The Last Jedi, you can't do much better than a Star Wars comic book artist. As the release of Episode VIII approaches, Lucasfilm is finally ramping up promotion for this year's big film. Things kicked off last night with the release of the first full-length trailer for The Last Jedi, and now the news and marketing is coming in fast.
A brand-new poster for The Last Jedi arrived with the film's trailer last night, teasing a dark secret and its center. Thanks to its design balance, it was able to pull off what so few blockbusters can: highlighting the entire ensemble without feeling cluttered. Still, a simpler approach was used for the animated IMAX poster for the movie that followed the main theatrical one. Now, we have a blend of the two styles thanks to a fan who happens to be a comic book artist.
Phil Noto took to his Twitter to share his version of a poster for The Last Jedi. It evokes the previous posters while keeping the focus on the Force-sensitive characters in the film. Check it out:
Not exactly a full poster but more of a force-centric illustration :) pic.twitter.com/EUrJStxknK
— Phil Noto (@philnoto) October 10, 2017
Joining Luke, Rey, and Kylo is Leia, who has long been known to be powerful with the Force herself. In fact, Yoda even wanted to train her instead of Luke at one point. We can also see Snoke at the very bottom, teasing out his connection to the other characters.
Noto has spent years working with everyone from Marvel and DC to Image and Dark Horse, helping to bring characters like X-23, Jonah Hex, Batgirl, and Black Widow to life using his unique style of realism. Even more apropos, but he's the artist behind Gerry Dugan's Chewbacca miniseries from 2015 and he currently works with Charles Soule on Poe Dameron. While neither character features in the film, their adventures under Noto may factor into the movie.
This poster isn't the first time Noto has shared his vision for a blockbuster. Earlier this year, he offered a glimpse of what Wolfsbane and Magik might look like in New Mutants. Considering not a single image or teaser has arrived for that film ahead of its early 2018 release, Noto's art is definitely worth checking out. There's also a good chance he'll continue to turn out high-grade fan art for The Last Jedi, so keep an eye on his Twitter feed.
Source: Phil Noto
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019