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This is the new movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is the new movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The iconic painted posters for every Star Wars movie have long served as a key visual link between the films. This new poster for The Force Awakens, released to attendees at Disney's massive D23 convention, is no different. The poster was created by artist Drew Struzan, whose famous style has graced posters for the other films in the Star Wars saga as well as the Indiana Jones films. While Struzan created this poster, it is not the primary poster he'll make for the film — this is a promotional poster for attendees at the D23 Expo today.

The poster also gives us a bit of new information about the plot. John Boyega's character, Finn, will apparently be a Jedi — this is the first time we've seen his character wielding a lightsaber, the weapon of the Jedi. Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley's Rey, and, of course, Han Solo also grace the poster.

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Correction: The poster is not the main poster for The Force Awakens, as originally reported, it is a promotion for D23 attendees. Drew Struzan will create another primary poster for the film. We regret the error.

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