There is a 'fan' poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that is going around, and it's getting a lot of praise. The backstory on this one-sheet is that it was actually turned into the studios by artist Adam Relf, but it was rejected by Disney and LucasFilm. And there might be a very good reason for that. It has Luke Skywalker front and center, looking like Obi-Wan Kenobi 2.0.

Some have decided that this art is even cooler than the official poster that was released a few weeks ago in conjunction with the third and final Force Awakens trailer. If this art was commissioned and turned into LucasFilm, then we have no reason to doubt that we're looking at a real depiction of Luke Skywalker. It does, after all, fall in line with the infamous leaked photo of the Master Jedi in his white robes. Though, it also looks like some of the fan art that was rendered before anyone saw any photos or images from the movie at all.

The proof that this might be right on is in the beard and the hair. Mark Hamill's facial growth in the movie does perfectly match up with what we're seeing here, where it has been slightly off in other unofficially rendered images. were the first to break this story. The claim it is rejected art, and that makes it a little more 'official'. We can't confirm that, or when this was painted. But the other characters on the poster perfectly match what we've seen coming from the marketing department thus far.

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Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker is one of the few main characters who has not been revealed in any of the previously released footage. There have been several rumors regarding Luke Skywalker throughout the past two years, some claiming that he has gone into exile following Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and others claiming that his original lightsaber, which was found in the desert, sends new heroes Rey and Finn on their heroic journey. Producer Kathleen Kennedy did offer a tantalizing tidbit earlier this month, revealing that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX all revolve around Skywalker's family.

Yesterday, Shonda Rhimes, who created the hit ABC shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder, released a promo on her Twitter page, revealing that she will join the cast of all three of her "TGIT" programs to present a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday, November 12 on ABC. It isn't known what exactly will be shown during this presentation, but perhaps fans will get their first look at Luke Skywalker. Stay tuned, and take a look. What do you think?

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