Five new Star Wars: The Force Awakens character posters have hit the Internet featuring new looks at Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa Solo. What can these posters tell us about the characters? You’d be surprised once you take a closer look.
Here’s Finn, tweeted out by John Boyega:
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 4, 2015
Well now we know that Finn’s weapon of choice is a lightsaber. From the trailers we know that he doesn’t have it, or at least doesn’t use it when we first find him dashing about in a Stormtrooper suit, but that makes sense. What’s he going to say, “Oh yes commander that is my lightsaber.” He’d end up surrounded by Stormtroopers in a flash. Next up is Princess Leia Organa Solo:
I find it interesting that she is surrounded by screens, which places her favorite weapons as planning, tactics, and information. Is she puppet master or the master strategist? Perhaps a bit of both. She’s had to have taken time to hone her Force powers at some point in the last thirty years, does that mean she has a lightsaber? I would be disappointed if she doesn’t pull a lightsaber out as a last resort to defend herself and others.
— Star Wars (@starwars) November 4, 2015
Ahh, Han Solo, you old scoundrel you. He might believe in those hokey religions and ancient weapons now, but after thirty years, he still has to believe that those are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Here’s Kylo Ren: Now at first glance I thought to myself, well there’s not much to this one, but then I took a second look. Notice how his saber has energy jumping off the blade.Look back at Finn’s blade… solid energy. Perhaps that is the Jedi calmness vs the Sith-like rage that is fueling Kylo Ren’s path on the Dark Side. That saber looks angry. Last, but not least is Rey:
It is my very great honour to reveal this INSANELY EXCITING poster for The Force Awakens!!!! IT’S REY!!! Looking all freckly from the Jakku sun and as if there’s an adventure to be had!!! AHHHH! #starwars #theforceawakens #ermagerdsoexciting #whoelseisexcited #wearesoclosehowarewesoclose #canitbedecembernow A photo posted by @daisyridley on
Rey certainly looks focused in this shot. Will she be one of the driving forces in the film. Well, of course she will be. I can’t wait to find out more about her scavenger character.
Which of these was your favorite? Now again we have no sign of Luke, just a cryptic message from Leia saying:
Oh Luke, don’t ask for the moon, we have the force.
Does this mean that Luke has over reached himself in the last thirty years? Perhaps going so far that he passed into the Dark Side just a bit? Could his unreasonable expectations (Don’t ask for the moon) of himself drive him away from his Jedi teachings?
We’ll find out soon because December 18th is coming up fast.