UPDATE 2! Poster and a First-Look Video for Star Wars Celebration 2015 Revealed, Plus Full List of Artists.

Celebration 2015Hero Complex got an exclusive first look at the poster for the 2015 Star Wars Celebration. The highly anticipated event for all Star Wars fans will be held in Anaheim from April 16-19.


From Hero Complex:

“It’s going to be really interesting, because we are way ahead with ticket sales from where we usually are this far out,” said Mary Franklin, senior events and fan relations lead for Lucasfilm. “I feel safe saying this is going to be the biggest one yet.”


Programming will include interactive events — such as diorama building, Jedi training and “Star Wars” tattooing. A new session of “Star Wars University,” a classroom style presentation that in the past has featured a lesson in storyboarding with “Star Wars Rebels” executive producer Dave Filoni, also is set to take place.


As for major announcements about — or possibly early footage from — “The Force Awakens,” no details have yet been confirmed.


While the poster is really fabulous, the absence of Luke is kinda puzzling.








HeroComplex revealed even more exclusive details about the event, including a breathtaking first-look video:



Lucasfilm senior events and fan relations lead Mary Franklin believes attendance for the 2015 gathering in Anaheim could top the record set in 2007 (the last time the Celebration took place in Southern California), when roughly 35,000 ticket holders turned out for the event.


Franklin also confirmed the involvement of prominent fan groups, including the famous 501st Legion of costumed fans who dress like Imperial stormtroopers.
Also expected are the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, droid builders and Jedi saber fighting groups that perform choreographed light saber routines.





The official Star Wars site revealed the full list of artists coming to the event, plus a closer look at the show’s art.


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50 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Poster and a First-Look Video for Star Wars Celebration 2015 Revealed, Plus Full List of Artists.

  • November 15, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    where’s Luke? 😛

    • November 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Where’s Chewie??!

      • November 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        Where’s Threepio?

        • November 16, 2014 at 3:34 am

          Where’s Ezra?

          • November 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

            Where’s Lobot

        • November 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm


          Oh, where could he be?!

    • November 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      He’s in the X-Wing. Or in his house back there in the distance.

      • November 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

        He could even be the stormtrooper, Luke’s always up to his tricks

    • November 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Where’s Jar Jar?

    • November 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Where’s Waldo…Oh wait this isn’t that book!

  • November 15, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    At least they’re not shit on like poor Lando, lol

    • November 16, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Many people have been saying Lando got the shaft. A few years back he was brought up on charges of spousal abuse. As in he beat his wife.
      The Anchorhead scenes with Biggs and Camie were cut out for timing?
      Or because the actress Koo Stark (Camie) had appeared in Adult films?
      Somethings we will never know.
      Lando may show up or is just one too many.
      I’ve heard Lando (Billy Dee) is voicing for Rebels so who knows. Maybe they overlooked it or are keeping him on the backburner.
      It is best he’s left out of Ep7 he could offset how we take in Solo’s age and character.

      • November 16, 2014 at 5:16 am

        It doesn’t bother me he got shit on. In fact, I’m glad the mf isn’t back for the new films.

        Luke is in that stupid poster. You can see him standing just outside his Tatooine home. His silhouette is right in front of the twin suns. If you look real close, you can even see his binoculars that are attached to his belt.

      • November 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm

        Asajj Ventress killed Lando as a bounty.

  • November 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    It looks like some sort of second rate fan art. You would think they could produce something a bit more iconic…

  • November 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Luke is in the Storm Trooper armor from when he rescued Princess Leia.

  • November 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t really like it. I much prefer the Ralph Mcquarry stuff

    • November 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      I dont mind it as a Celebration poster, but this is not something i’d like to see for a movie.

  • November 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    It looks like ass

  • November 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Does anyone hear soft music?

  • November 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Looks like garbage, i’ve taken turds which are more interesting than that.

  • November 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    I wish they would stop pushing this OT shit. It’s not 1977 anymore and all the money in the worlds not gonna alter time.

    • November 16, 2014 at 12:47 am

      Thank you!!!!! Different time, different era. I can say the same about the PT, I don’t know why people keep pissin’ on them.
      Anyway, Luke’s absence for me is quite telling. I know what message is being portrayed though.

      • November 16, 2014 at 1:16 am

        What’s the message?

        • November 16, 2014 at 5:08 am

          give money to Disney

        • November 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm

          A female lead. Gotta please the femenez dontcha know!!

    • November 16, 2014 at 1:15 am

      No one wants to alter time. Most of us just want to return to our roots, where the quality was.

      • November 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        I really hate this PT bashing. As a kid I grew up with the OT and everything but I also got to see the PT and had a great time.
        The PT got out in an environment where the standards for what special effects and drama meant were different. So I guess that’s why they’re so different.
        Now, as a film student, I do feel the OT is better made.
        Nevertheless, my favorite film in the saga is ROTS. But, fuck it, I enjoy all six, even Episode II with it’s soap opera dialogue XD

    • November 16, 2014 at 1:43 am

      First off your name is Bullshit.
      2nd they are hoping the OT fans will drag their grandkids/ children into the theater.
      PT generation are just having kids.
      Learn about marketing and your moniker is out of line. Have pride and respect of and for humanity.

  • November 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I agree…. I thought of the smartalic answers too but where is Luke. No one mentioned Artoo…..Especially since 2015 is the year for TFA to be released you would think they’d have the Original Three……not to mention the droids will probably be in all 9 movies!

    • November 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      They sold him to jawa traders for scrap metals, and droid circuits, where anikan sells to junk dealers… 🙂

  • November 16, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Out of the whole Disney debacle, this is what irks me the most. Prior to this, whenever there was a film, SWC always coincided with the film’s release. You would attend panels, play games, watch exclusive interviews, all leading up to the film that was about to open within a month (Hence the celebration.)

    Now, we’ve got to wait a whopping 8 months between getting all exited at SWC15….and the film.

    Granted, Disney originally had May locked for the film, and apparently they can’t change the date of SWC due to logistical reasons. But it sucks.

  • November 16, 2014 at 1:47 am

    The absence of Luke and the driods is giving you a hint you whinning saps!

    • November 16, 2014 at 6:35 am

      What, Han and Leia will die in VII, but Luke and the droids will survive?

  • November 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

    That they won’t be at the convention?

  • November 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Luke’s gonna die
    Just like Obi-Wan did but not in the same fashion

  • November 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    The only reason their pushing the OT image is because of the intense hatred shown against the PT across the web (including this website). I have a feeling this movie is gonna’ be a lot more like the PT than we’re expecting, and that’s not a bad thing. I think we could be looking at the best of both worlds (POTENTIALLY-MAYBE).
    I’m prefer the OT personally, my bit against the PT is it’s execution of the character story, which is a valid complaint. However the PT does have some good points that if adopted by JJ and crew stand to really improve the franchise. New Obi-wan is a better fighter than Old Ben, that’s a valuable improvement.
    I still hold that if the PT was better received, they would be talking about the cutting-edge CGI (which I’m sure they do have for EP VII). But as it is, if they mention the digital graphics the whole internet will explode into a battle-field. They’re essentially babying us until we’ve seen the movie, which is probably smart.

    • November 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      The reason why the OT is being used to springboard Episode VII is because it is the trilogy that immediately precedes it. If the PT was, then it would be the one being promoted more heavily.

      • November 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        Hahahaha. Sure. That also explains why they keep emphasizing how much VII will look old school compared to the PT. It’s a timeline thing.

    • November 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      “New Obi-wan is a better fighter than Old Ben, that’s a valuable improvement.”

      Wow. Ya think? I mean, Alec was 62 and only fought in the first movie – the first lightsaber fight EVER. Ewan was significantly younger and had the benefit of improving upon what came decades before.

      That said, I’ll take Alec’s “crappy” fight over Ewan’s best any day of the week.

      Also, we all know there’s going to be CGI in VII. Lucasfilm’s just going to be a lot more responsible with it this time so that the finished product will still be grounded in realism. CGI will complement what’s already there.

      Thank the Force.

  • November 17, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Pathetic, looks thrown together in five minutes. The artist couldn’t even take the time to fix Leia’s hand to look like it’s holding the blaster and not programming R2 (which is what the image is from).

    • November 17, 2014 at 4:53 am

      Forreal it doesnt even look like shes holding it the right way!

    • November 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I’m an aspiring illustrator and I can say from experience that it can take just as long to make a bad picture as it does to make a good one.
      But yeah, this is a rush-job. Leia’s hand speaks loads about how quickly the illustrator must have been working. Maybe take a previous image, make the program detect paths, run it through whatever Adobe Illustrator filter, place it on top of the blaster. The hand was done in 3-5 minutes at most.
      I doubt/hope this result wasn’t the artist’s original intention, but is a B-option or D-option

      • November 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Maybe they should ask the fans to do their posters… :/

        • November 19, 2014 at 3:56 am

          This has nothing to do with fandom, (well that’s not THE problem) The problem here is that the Illustrator either was given no time to work, or somebody cashed in on a favor when it was time to hire an artist.
          at any right this is their poster, it’s not really that big of a deal, unless you view things from a certain point of view.

  • November 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Could Luke be in the mask?

  • November 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Got our tickets two months ago…..can’t freakin wait!!

  • November 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    If you’re not going to the event, It doesn’t matter what you think of the poster, just saying…

  • November 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    That video has got me so stoked for next April!
    Great location considering it’s taking place the weekend before 4/20. Guess I’d better take some extra time off to stick around 😉

  • November 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Word of warning: people will get banned for using inappropriate language. Already some posters are gone for good.

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