A new IMAX poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi features the main characters from both sides of the force, with red as backdrop. Fans of the Star Wars saga have officially begun the countdown to The Last Jedi, with some already purchasing their tickets for opening night, as they went on presale the same day the last theatrical trailer was released.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and eighth in the saga, picks up moments after The Force Awakens, when Rey arrives to Ahch-To and comes face to face with Luke Skywalker himself. Just like its predecessor, The Last Jedi will be shown in IMAX, fully displaying the breath-taking scenarios of planets like Ahch-To and the galaxy far, far away. As the release date approaches, Disney and Lucasfilm release more promotional items – from posters to figurines – the latest of these being a new IMAX poster.
The official Star Wars Twitter account revealed a new poster for The Last Jedi IMAX experience with the caption “Fulfill your destiny” and a link to purchase tickets. The poster features both old and new characters, with Luke Skywalker, General Organa, Kylo Ren, and Rey as the main focus. Accompanying these characters are Poe Dameron, Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, and newcomer Rose Rico on Luke’s side, with Captain Phasma next to Kylo Ren. This poster follows the red theme seen in previous posters – including individual ones – with red paint over a light gray background and Rey as the only character wearing a red cloak. Sadly for some, no Porgs are included in this poster.
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The style of this poster is similar to those previously released, and while it doesn’t give any clues about the film's plot, fans have already started to speculate over Rey’s use of a red cloak; being the only image – aside from her character poster – of her wearing this piece of clothing.
Last month, a special IMAX poster was released, showing Luke Skywalker watching Rey training from a distance. This poster by artist Dan Mumford is part of a promotion at IMAX/AMC locations where fans will get an exclusive print over the early course of the film’s theatrical run, starting on December 17.
In typical Star Wars fashion, there won’t be any plot details revealed ahead of the release of the film. What we do know is that The Last Jedi will see Luke Skywalker training Rey, though things will not go as Rey hopes, as Luke believes it’s time for the Jedi to end. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, General Organa regroups with Poe Dameron and Finn, while Supreme Leader Snoke looks to complete Kylo’s training.
While we wait for the big day, fans will surely kill time by analysing this new poster and those to come (if any), looking for hidden clues about Rey’s journey and Kylo’s plans - now that the First Order is not exactly going through its best time.