Some Star Wars news from D23 Expo 2015

Currently, in Anaheim, CA, D23 Expo 2015 is taking place. Disney is showcasing everything they have coming in the next year or so. They have featured Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, live-action Jungle Book and the topic at hand: Star Wars! The Star Wars news coming out is Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Star Wars: Rogue Nation. First off, thank you to SlashFilm we have the actual poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster by Drew Struzan
Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster by Drew Struzan

The eye opener from this marketing material is that Finn (John Boyega) is wielding Luke Skywalker’s old blue lightsaber (which was Anakin Skywalker’s before he became Darth Vader) solidifying that he will be using the lightsaber at some point in the movie (unless is one of those “red herrings” that J.J. Abrams speaks on, to add more mystery to the release of the movie (as if it was needed!). This particular poster was an “exclusive for D23”, so we’re likely to see at least one more poster from Drew Struzan in the coming weeks.

Here are Struzan’s previous works for Star Wars:

Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: The Phanton Menace poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: The Phanton Menace poster
Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones poster
Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith poster
Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi poster
Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back poster
Drew Stuzan's Star Wars: A New Hope poster
Drew Stuzan’s Star Wars: A New Hope poster

A picture of the cast from Star Wars: Rogue One has also been released as part of the Star Wars info coming from Disney’s D23 2015 Expo.

Star Wars: Rogue One cast, from left to right: Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen
Star Wars: Rogue One cast, from left to right: Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen

It also looks as if Bob Iger, Disney CEO has announced that there will be Star Wars addition to Disneyland and Disney World:

  • jess

    Eeeeeeeh no you’re wrong. This lightsaber can’t possibly be the old blue one of Luke as this very same Luke lost it when he has his hand cut off by Darth Vader in the cloud city in ‘the empire strikes back’.