In 1977, the first Star Wars film was released, and no one could have predicted how strong the shockwaves would be that reverberated around the world, for decades, with Star Wars fever. It’s been 38 years, five movies, and countless Lego sets since that first auspicious day, but from the looks of these new posters, nothing has changed at all.
Check out the new promo posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by IGN:
Pretty cool, right? Here’s one of the original posters for the first Star Wars film, which looks exactly like its updated version:
This is obviously an aesthetic choice by JJ Abrams that falls perfectly in line with his vision to steer his new Star Wars series closer to the original’s. Like most of us Star Wars fans, it looks like Abrams is trying to pretend the prequels never happened, and that’s okay with me. These posters hearken back to Star Wars‘s no-CGI roots, where the story, the special effects, and the puppets were all that mattered. (And the fact that Han absolutely shot first, because there was no second. Because Greedo was so dead.)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open on December 18.