First Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster revealed – and John Boyega has a lightsaber!

Classic Star Wars poster artist Drew Struzan has created another modern masterpiece featuring Harrison Ford's Han Solo, Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley's Ren and Boyega's Finn wielding a Jedi lightsaber

When we first met John Boyega’s character Finn in the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he was dressed as a stormtrooper. Now, in the first poster for the film, he’s gone full Jedi on us, even wielding a blue lightsaber.


Boyega posted the new poster, designed by classic Star Wars and Indiana Jones poster artist Drew Struzan, on his Instagram profile. Check it out in full below.


#starwarsposter BOOM!

A photo posted by @john_boyega on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:06pm PDT

The poster also features a still-fit and fighting Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Daisy Ridley’s character Rey (Han Solo’s daughter?) plus Star Wars bad guy Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver).

But it’s Boyega’s choice of weapon that has stirred the imagination: does this make him a Jedi after all? And is the blue lightsaber the same one used by Anakin Skywalker, and passed down to Luke?

Here’s Finn in unhappier times. Click through to find out more about all the characters set to feature in Episode VII.



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