Star Wars hype comes full circle with these new retro posters

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Things that have appeared in promotional material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

  • X-Wings
  • Han Solo
  • TIE fighters
  • Princess Leia
  • Stormtroopers
  • The Millennium Falcon
  • A shadowy bad dude with a black cloak and a red lightsaber
  • Star Destroyers
  • A mysterious spherical battle station that could conceivably bring death to stars

Things that have not appeared in promotional material for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

  • Battle droids
  • Naboo
  • Midichlorians
  • Clone troopers
  • Pod racing
  • The word “younglings”
  • Jar Jar Binks*

So while we can’t yet know whether The Force Awakens will be an empire-strikingly triumphant return to form for Star Wars, it’s clear that Disney really, really wants you to think of it a true successor to the…

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