If the soundtrack details from Star Wars: The Force Awakens released earlier today didn't give you that Star Wars fix you so desperately need, then you're in luck. Earlier today, IGN released three retro posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which don't feature any of the characters from this highly-anticipated adventure, but they will certainly seem familiar to any longtime fan of the franchise. These one-sheets are actually throwbacks to promotional posters for the one that started it all, 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
With just three weeks left until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, new tidbits of information are revealed almost every day. We learned earlier this week that the MPAA has given this adventure a PG-13 rating for "sci-fi action and violence," which will help ensure that the widest audience possible will get to see the movie when it arrives December 18. This highly-anticipated adventure has already broken box office records, weeks before its debut. The film has brought in over $50 million in advanced ticket sales, shattering the pre-sales record of $25 million held by 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. Some early estimates claim the sci-fi adventure could earn more than $300 million in its opening weekend, which would shatter the $208.8 million record set by Jurassic World this summer.
Director J.J. Abrams also appeared in a charity video last week, which revealed that fans who donate through the Force For Change Omaze campaign, will be entered for a chance to win a trip to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in either Los Angeles or London. The video also featured a cryptic tease from the director, who asked "But where's Mark Hamill?" as the video ends with a message saying "To be continued next week." It seems likely that the beloved actor will be seen in the next video, but it isn't clear if we'll get to see him in character as Luke Skywalker or not.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will introduce three new heroes into the Star Wars universe, John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron, along with Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy, although very little is known about their characters. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens supporting cast includes Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke and Max von Sydow as an unidentified character.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason D. McGatlin serving as executive producers. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed by the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, arriving on December 16, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release on May 26, 2017, with Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie arriving on May 25, 2018 and Star Wars: Episode IX premiering sometime in 2019. While we wait for more details, take a look at these retro posters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.