A Full Look at The Force Awakens Promo Art!

promo artA toy listing on ebay reveals the full promo art from The Force Awakens that we covered before HERE. You can now see Poe Dameron, the droids and the regular Stormtroopers



The item that is being sold is actually a basketball hoop with sound effects from the movie. How cool is that. It costs $100. 🙂







You can find the listing on ebay HERE.


Thanks to Darren Printz for the heads up.


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122 thoughts on “A Full Look at The Force Awakens Promo Art!

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    100 dollars. Holy Yoda Force Ghost.

    But I do want a nerf hoop for my new apt. Hmmm

    But no.

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Who’s on the left side of the promo art? Next to the droids? The tiny silhouette I mean…

    • June 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Rey on her speeder.

      • June 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm

        wow I don’t know how you managed to work that out but, yes, yes it is.

        • July 1, 2015 at 5:25 am

          I love how rey makes the image twice and yet the origional cast is nowhere in sight (besides the driods). One of them better at LEAST make the theatrical poster

    • June 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Actually, I thought it was Max Von Sydow. Doesn’t look like Rey’s speeder to me.

      • June 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm

        Nevermind I see it

    • July 1, 2015 at 12:05 am

      Maybe it is Luke Skywalker?

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Pretty much confirms that C3PO will indeed have a Trucker’s Tan.

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I think you are looking at the pieces of the classic poster look….

    Just on a basketball hoop.

    • July 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is just a truncated version of the film poster. Its appeared on just about every bit of marketing.

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    The art looks cool, I really hope this is real. The only thing That I don’t like is that Rey’s staff is not igniting like a lightsaber staff. Other than that everything is cool, including the fact that apparently C-3PO has a red arm.

    • June 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      There’s no question that it’s real. You people sometimes…

      That staff is a staff. Later she replaces it with Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber.

      • June 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber was dropped in Episode 5, The Empire Strikes Back. She can’t replace her staff with a missing lightsaber

        • June 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm

          Luke’s Episode V lightsaber is front and center in teaser trailer 2. Have you not seen it?

          It’s also the Mcguffin that sets off the chain of events in Episode VII.

      • July 1, 2015 at 5:15 am

        That’s so damm dumb man. We all see it’s a freakin staff. Obviously it does something. It’s not a walking staff used to climb star destroyer mountains.

    • June 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      IT’S NOT A lIGHTSABER!! I bet my testicles that it’s not a lightsaber. It’s literally just a staff she probably put together using old junk laid about.

      • June 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

        I don’t understand why so many people reduce star wars to just lightsabers .. probably prequel fans .. ooh burn

        • June 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

          oh boy, here we go again, another, PT hater/basher thinking they’re in the majority when they’re really not (oftentimes with meritless comments). Go home bruh, you’re drunk!

          And for the record, lightsabers and Star Wars go hand in hand, across ALL movies. Of course the question of “why isn’t a lightsaber being shown on her?” is going to naturally arise.

          • June 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

            I feel as though that question answers itself by now.

            So…well…now a more productive question……

            How does blue milk go with pizza? Anybody know?

          • June 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

            “And for the record, lightsabers and Star Wars go hand in hand, across ALL movies.”

            That won’t always be the case.

          • June 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

            The Jedi and the Sith are a major part of the Star Wars franchise and their weapon of choice has always been a lightsaber across all movies and other media forms (both Legends and Canon bodies of work, pre-Ep. I and post-Ep. VI), though lightsaber hilt designs can and will vary. Sure, there will be stories about non-Force-sensitive individuals told withing the SW universe that don’t wield lightsabers, but make no mistake, by and large, the main and significant SW stories told (past, present, and future) will have Force-sensitive individuals – whether good or bad – wielding lightsabers hilts of some type (traditional, double-bladed, curved hilts, cross-guard hilts, (possible) rumored staff-like hilts, etc).

          • July 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm

            Star Wars: Rogue One is said to have no force sensitive individuals, and no lightsabers.

          • June 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

            The prequels were really bad.

          • June 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm

            Yeah, that’s really just your opinion, and you’re really in the minority with that opinion (look at the statistics from various aspects for proof). But for you PT hating/bashing no-life plebes, whatever you have to tell yourselves to make yourselves feel good and sleep well at night I suppose…

          • June 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

            You know what I tell myself at night?

            How many more days until the next Star Wars movie comes out.

            And that’s awesome.

          • June 30, 2015 at 10:18 pm

            The minority LMFAO. Even the main producers of the new films know the prequels were bad movies. Not to say there weren’t good ideas scattered throughout. Those ideas were perfected in the Clone Wars series.

          • June 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm

            People are just stating this because they are making loose deductions based on a few statements; that still doesn’t prove what you’re stating and in general, besides a Jar-Jar comment made tongue-in-cheek by JJ, they have not stated anything concrete that is negative about the PT,(if any). We don’t truly know what the producers’ feelings truly are, and I really doubt they are truly downright negative (otherwise, they wouldn’t be Star Wars fans to begin with).

            Like I stated, PT hater/basher trolls are in the minority.

            Besides, Lucasfilm made an official declaration that ALL 6 MOVIES are part of the new canon, and yes, that includes the PT movies. Furthermore, if you look at the new canon materials like the new comics that are set during the times of the OT, you’ll see PT references such as OT characters visiting planets like Naboo, Coruscant, and Geonosis. Yeah, the producers sure think bad about the PT *rolls eyes* #sarcasm

          • July 1, 2015 at 3:47 am

            The producers not mentioning the prequels once at celebration was proof enough for me! Really happy they are ignoring the prequels 🙂

          • July 1, 2015 at 3:59 pm

            The prequels were poorly written, directed, acted, and conceived. They were unnecessary. No ring theory (or whatever) can salvage them as bad cinema. Most adults think this.

          • June 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

            Statistics don’t matter, the prequel trilogy still sucked

          • June 30, 2015 at 11:44 pm

            Still your opinion. All you PT haters/bashers act like conservative Republicans who are afraid of change and are out of touch with society.

          • June 30, 2015 at 11:57 pm

            haha I love it that whenever somebody points out anything negative toward the prequels you immediately get shouting fanboys saying they liked the films and so did some other people as though it negates the argument or somehow magically changes the fact they were bad films

            edit: republican name-calling! now i’ve seen it all. Because obviously, we all know, that reviewing art is connected to being out of touch with society.. It has nothing to do with simply being able to see something for what it’s worth; badly assembled trash. Of course not.

          • July 1, 2015 at 12:06 am

            Funny that you state an opinion as a fact. This is why PT bashers/haters are nothing but negative trolls: you attempt to state your opinions like if they are facts and try to force them onto others (also, you make people who do like the PT (as well as the OT) feel bad for liking them).

            Like I stated, PT haters/bashers behave like they’re out of touch. You guys will be negative no matter what when SW as a franchise attempts to evolved and you will try to hold SW back.

            Finally, most of the comments PT haters/bashers throw in stating their side of things are baseless, meritless and irrational (you don’t have the proper taste and intelligence to properly judge a movie due to your one-dimentional minds).

            P.S. I can destroy every argument that a PT basher/hater tries to throw out.

          • July 1, 2015 at 8:16 am

            Wow…you seem to have a pathological need to discuss the PT and bash Republicans in a thread that doesn’t require it. Now, I actually like most of the PT, but it can’t compare to the OT. As for your ad hominem attacks, both Dems and Repubs can be afraid of change and have issues with reality. Change for the sake of change can be a good thing, but it can be a bad thing if it takes you down the wrong path. With respect to dealing with human nature, I’ve found many libs live in a theoretical world, not a real one.

          • July 1, 2015 at 12:01 am

            And yes, statistics do matter. They matter to many parties, from individuals to major companies.

            Just think of the many things and services that affect your everyday life due to various statistical results.

          • July 1, 2015 at 12:19 am

            Oh my. You really haven’t got a clue

            P.S. No you can’t.

          • July 1, 2015 at 12:27 am

            Hah, funny how you try to turn the tables with that “You really haven’t got a clue” statement. Guess simple-minded folks such as yourself can’t state anything of worth in the form of strong statements so they resort to simple tactics like children (in other words, you know you’re losing the argument so you instead resort to throwing half-brained insults).

            Face it, you PT bashing/hating trolls will always lose.

          • July 1, 2015 at 1:11 am

            Oh boy, where do I start? I am up for a debate, believe you me, the problem is that you are not, even if you think you are. You simply claim that you can “destroy” my arguments. You are just blinded by your own ignorance and ego. You are not up for a debate at all. I haven’t even put forth an argument against the prequels yet. You won’t debate, you’ve just proven you will just scream and shout monologues and rants about how anything I say will magically be wrong. You will automatically debunk, oh sorry, I mean, destroy, my arguments? Oh, wow, well you’ve got me with that one. Truly.. You won’t allow anyone’s points to be valid. I haven’t provided a single reason why they were bad films, and yet you’ve already claimed, despite not knowing who I am, that I have no validity in this argument.. Isn’t it amazing how some people can be so deluded?-oh woops, I mean, isn’t it amazing how some people can magically “destroy” any argument and whoever they debate with is magically unable to judge things properly? Oh, how convenient. Proving my point further that you are clueless. Unfortunately for you, you have an overinflated ego, which means you are so closed minded that you are simply full of bias views and have simply placed yourself in a cloud of arrogance so you are unable to even allow yourself to be corrected, or see another point of view, such as mine. I bet you’re sitting there right now thinking; “this person is so utterly wrong”, yet you’re not actually applying what I am saying to your behaviour to see my point and how I am actually right. Saying I am like a republican, is not valid, it’s barely even an argument. If you’d care to prove me wrong, and give me a reason why the prequels were such a work of genius, then I will GLADLY argue back. Because unfortunately, any points I put forward, you will simply say that I am a “typical prequal hater” or I “don’t have the proper taste and intelligence to properly judge a movie” due to my “one-dimentional mind”. Again, you have no idea who I am. You’re essentially walking up to a random stranger, calling them stupid, and then when the stranger calls out how ignorant that is, you retaliate by shouting back that you can magically “destroy” any argument they give on the topic and scream about how they are wrong because they haven’t put forward any points yet. Childish doesn’t even cover it. P.S if you’d be quiet for a minute, the prequels were badly written and directed films, despite if people enjoy them or not. If you want me to be more specific as to why, then simply state where to begin.. Either that, or you can claim I am someone who is “afraid of change and are out of touch with society” and ramble on for some reason about why statistics are important. Or you can give me a bread recipe, or whatever else you think is valid in this topic.

          • July 1, 2015 at 1:42 am

            Well, that was a wasted 5 minutes of resting that dribble of yours. Yeah, your opinions are truly meritless. You just proved it with that rant of yours (especially at the end).

            You’re going to debate for real or just sound like a woman on her rag? Because you’re sounding very irrational at the moment; you truly misunderstood a lot of the ideas of the PT. I don’t need to know you to call you out on your BS; hell, I’ll do it to any stranger in real life too. I’m not afraid to take on anyone in a debate (I’ll win anyway due to the meritless arguments most PT bashers/haters state). You know how I can tell that you’re losing the debate already? Just by that dribble of yours in your pathetic attempt at trying to call me out. Yeah, you’ve hair proven you have nothing to back up your side.


          • July 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

            *sigh* and here we go again… Me intelligently and accurately debunking your claims, then you claiming nonsense at how you “win” with nothing to prove for it.. Let’s take a look shall we?

            “Well, that was a wasted 5 minutes of resting that dribble of yours. Yeah, your opinions are truly meritless.”

            No, I actually spent time pointing out how you are talking nonsense. Yet, of course, you do not do the same; you just magically rule it out and claim that my opinions are merit-less. That’s not backing yourself up or debunking what I am saying. Move along.

            “You just proved it with that rant of yours (especially at the end).”
            Just another claim yet you cannot back it up.

            “You’re going to debate for real or just sound like a woman on her rag?”
            I have told you before, I am up for a debate. This is simply inane as I invited you to give me specific questions as to where to begin ie; characters? story? But no, you just made a misogynistic comment instead.. Genius.. What a valid argument. Then you claim it’s ME who is being invalid. I’m actually beginning to think you’re a troll. I haven’t met anybody this inane in a long time.

            “Because you’re sounding very irrational at the moment; you truly misunderstood a lot of the ideas of the PT.”
            I haven’t even mentioned any specifics about the PT.. Name one idea about the PT I do not understand then. Go on. I’d love to hear this. Or will you, once again, not back up your claims?

            “I don’t need to know you to call you out on your BS; hell, I’ll do it to any stranger in real life too.”
            When did I say you have to know somebody to call out BS? Never. I said you need to know somebody and hear them explain themselves, to be able to correctly identify if they understand something or not. This is correct information whether you want to reject it or not. As to knowing somebody to call out BS, you are not calling me out on anything, you are simply claiming I am wrong without telling me how. You just insinuate that there is no possible thing I can point out to explain what is wrong with the PT. Again, this is just a foolish claim which is incorrect as you are generalising people who don’t like the PT, with someone who knows why they failed as films.

            “I’m not afraid to take on anyone in a debate”
            Neither am I.. If you’re not afraid, then challenge me. I have said numerous times the prequels were badly written and directed films. You haven’t challenged this. You have yet to prove me wrong. I even invited you to give me questions as to be more specific. Characters? Story? Yet you ignored doing that too. This is not how a debate works. Neither is simply claiming you will automatically win.. That is not how a debate works either..

            “(I’ll win anyway due to the meritless arguments most PT bashers/haters state).”
            Ah yes, once again, you just claim you can “win” with a statement that has no validity due to the fact that you are simply making a generalisation. Move along.

            “You know how I can tell that you’re losing the debate already?”
            The debate hasn’t even started. You haven’t even begun to challenge me yet..

            “Just by that dribble of yours in your pathetic attempt at trying to call me out.”
            It was indeed an attempt, and it was a success. I called you out on your points, yes. You cannot and have not proved me wrong – You just made a sexist comment and called it dribble.. Once again, not an argument. I could explain to you that 1+2=3, but you would simply claim it’s dribble and make a misogynist claim about how I am like a woman rambling on or whatever. It’s not dribble. It’s called information. You just don’t like it, so you just reject it, maybe because you don’t have the ability to understand it either.

            “Yeah, you’ve hair proven you have nothing to back up your side.”
            Yet again, I actually invited you to give me specifics as to where to begin. But instead, you just claimed you can magically “win” at anything I put across. Yet again, you are escaping the debate and just making up claims. This is all you do. Do you sense any repetition here? Do you sense a pattern here with your behaviour?


            This is your catchphrase isn’t it? Oh, but it’s in capitals, so that makes you extra right! When you are losing an argument, you can’t simply shout out that everyone else is wrong without providing evidence. Yet again, it does not work that way. Once again, you have failed to answer back or even test me. You in fact even went as low as to make a misogynistic comment. I am not going to spend any-more time on you from now on as you are truly a waste of it. All I can say to you is that I hope one day you deflate your ego and see the light. But, of course, do feel free to make random misogynistic comments and then say that it me who is acting like a republican.. (both of which are truly incredibly valid points..) Good day 🙂

          • July 1, 2015 at 5:20 am

            Uh yea you mean like……….THE PREQUELS SUCK? LOL. The prequels suck. I don’t hate them nor am I bashing them. They just were not good. No love was put into them. Flat , dry, bogged down with political yadda yadda. They had good elements but over all……nnnnnnnno….just…….no.

          • July 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

            And the pot calls the kettle black.

          • June 30, 2015 at 11:17 pm

            Just your opinion. In my opinion prequels are great. I like all 6 movies.

        • June 30, 2015 at 11:19 pm

          Actualy prequelas also had electrostuffs. In my opinion Rey has electro stuff. OT lovers are all about lightsabers.

        • June 30, 2015 at 11:19 pm

          Prequel haters are boring.

          • July 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

            Well that’s just your opinion. I find the prequel bashers to be highly entertaining and if you look at the statistics, other people will agree. You’re just acting like a republican, afraid of change and out of touch with reality..

          • July 1, 2015 at 1:05 am

            I don’t hate the prequels, however, the original trilogy was way better than the prequel trilogy. Even George Lucas said that he went too far in a couple scenes in the prequel trilogy. George had nothing negative to say about the original trilogy. So I don’t hate the prequels but if you feel they are better than the original films you are foolish.

          • July 1, 2015 at 2:05 am

            Who is the more foolish… The fool, or the man who follows him

          • July 1, 2015 at 3:42 am

            Hmmm. A line from the OT not a PT quote.

          • July 1, 2015 at 7:48 am

            Who is the more foolish…the fool or the FOOL who follows him.

          • July 1, 2015 at 3:51 am

            But you get off on trade negotiations..

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    There’s that red arm again on C-3PO…

    • July 1, 2015 at 2:58 am

      I like practical effects like basketball hoops , this is why the the prequels were cr@p. No basketball hoops!

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Sound effects from the force awakens? … I never thought i’d want to spend $100 on a box with a plastic hoop

  • June 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Wonder if there are any sounds that we haven’t heard from the Trailers?

  • June 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    It looks like the art from the 1977 Burger King posters and glasses.

  • June 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Not sure why but I’m liking the huge legion of troops on the right

  • June 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    No Han Solo?

    • July 1, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      This is increasingly becoming a reality. I’m going to be devastated. Han dying will be the worst thing to ever happen in the history of cinema #childhoodruined

  • June 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Finn = new solo type character, side-kick to chewie.
    Rey = new Leia type, but repesents the new powerful woman trend, fancies Finn but they argue (like han/leia).
    BB8 – a hopefully less irritating jar jar binks type. Hope he doesn’t roll in some shit.
    Poe – the new luke, maybe….
    Kylo – In the wrong film, should be in Harry Potter. Oops sorry, he’s the new Darth Vader type.
    Stormtrooper – the new stormstrooper type.
    Maz – the new Yoda, but female of course (gotta keep up the trends).
    Gay pride – starring throughout the movie just to make you remember to love gays.
    Snoke – the new Sheila Palpatine.
    Gleeson – the new tarkin.
    Be thankful I’ve run out of interest in continuing this post.

    • June 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Great observations. Not.

      • June 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

        Excellent use of the “…not” joke.

    • June 30, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Rey is a Luke of this movie.

      • July 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        Finn is the Luke of this movie.

        • July 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm


        • July 2, 2015 at 2:28 am

          Luke is the Luke of this movie 😀

    • July 1, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Gay pride?

    • July 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      I sure hope that the new films aren’t quite so paint by numbers. The original SW was a postmodern pastiche, which was fine for its time (though many critics derided its genre mash-up approach at the time). Hopefully JJ can do something different that comes out of but exceeds 2015, though I doubt it. Have you guys seen Mission Impossible 3? Awful. His Star Trek reboots? Dumb. He’s just not a good director. He has no vision. He should be producing this, at best.

  • June 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I wonder if Poe’s placement is suggestive of a possible relationship that will spark in the film? Could just be aesthetics, but maybe… Seems a little old for her, but Han was quite a bit older than Leia as well.

    • June 30, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Actually, Oscar (36) and Daisy (23) are a year closer in age (13 years apart) than Harrison (72) and Carrie (58).

      Like Leia, Rey’s circumstances look to make her mature for her age, which will help shrink the gap. Also, like Han, expect Poe to be more like a cocky and stubborn “older brother” to the group than a man out of place with two 20-somethings.

    • July 1, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Anakin was younger than Padme. Don’t be surprised if they do a love triangle in the new series like so many other modern YA stuff out there where the main character is a young woman.

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Poe and Rey will probably have relationship. Don’t think Maz will be new Yoda. Luke will probably play the Yoda/Obi-Wan role.

    • July 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Nothing to say about Finn hey? Surprise, suprise.

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    So dope! I guess this confirms that C-3PO will have a red arm in the film.

    Look at Dameron looking all heroic. Forget the stormtrooper suits…Anovos needs to get on the Dameron get-up!

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    That’s no Muun…

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I love that C-3PO’s arm is red! It really reminds me of the original trilogy in that used and lived in world kind of way.

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I like the big gun the Stormtrooper is firing on the lower right side.

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    is Chewie missing his left forearm? hard to to tell from blurriness and fur

  • June 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Any chance that Rey’s staff is just the pole that Han and Leia used in Episode IV to keep the garbage compactor from from crushing them?

  • June 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    no original cast in any of these promo items total disrespect

    • July 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

      BAHAHA. Or they don’t want to spoil hugely important moments of the saga through crummy merchandise?..

  • June 30, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Fake. This is either an elaborate hoax by either Disney as misdirection, or fan made.

    • June 30, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      The art is not fake. It was also a part of promo art in a LEGO catalog.

      • July 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

        Turns out that Lego art is fake too.

        • July 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm

          Also, how convenient that the person who photographed this didn’t upload/describe the “Real Movie Sound Effects”. Sooooooo fake 🙂

  • July 1, 2015 at 12:53 am

    There is no way a fan would be able to make something like this. This is 100% real.

    • July 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Of course a fan could create it.

      • July 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

        Really, you think a fan could photoshop that picture of Finn that we have never seen before. Way too realistic to be fake. I have seen plenty of fan art for the force awakens that doesn’t compare to this art. This is REAL you idiots.

        • July 4, 2015 at 12:25 am

          Fans have artistic talent too (:

          • July 5, 2015 at 12:03 am

            You’re stupid if you think a fan could photoshop that pic of Finn

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I don’t believe it. This is so fake

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:41 am

    So, you have good on one side and evil on the other, with Kylo Ren in the middle, with the lightsaber as the divide. Interesting.

    • July 1, 2015 at 4:57 am

      You can kind of see Kylo waving the saber back and forth, as if he’s indecisive as to who he wants to kill first.
      Phasma? Rey? Phasma? hmm…
      The saber’s starting to lean towards Rey.

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Kylo Ren Solo and Kira Rey Solo????

  • July 1, 2015 at 3:04 am

    C-3PO has been working on Tatooine as a veterinary assistant artificially impregnating Bantha’s

  • July 1, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I like practical effects like basketball hoops , this is why the the prequels were cr@p. No basketball hoops!

  • July 1, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I wonder how BB8 will play into this movie?
    Up till now BB’s always been associated with Rey [in my mind’s eye at least]
    -but here BB is hanging out with Poe.
    I wonder what the possibility is of a droid owner-ship triangle, have Rey on one side and Poe on the other, with BB in the middle, everyone saying “come here! pick me”
    BB8 is so indecisive, and then R2 shows up and gives BB8 deep emotional binary advice, to which C3P0 translates to whoever poor people are witnessing this: “He says that BB8 should decide for HIMSELF, ‘what do YOU want?'”

  • July 1, 2015 at 8:33 am

    What movie sounds? After all, Princess Leia told me, “Why you’re nothing but a scruffy old nerf herder!” Am I to replace, with this one, the nerf version I have over the backboard of the bed in my bedroom that does not need to add additional bonus sounds?; especially when I ask my Slave Leias over for some “ONE-ON-ONE!?” They can have the ball first ( :-03

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    The architecture on the right is pretty curious…

  • July 1, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    This thread got pretty out of control over a basketball toy:)

  • July 1, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    If this ‘promo’ is genuine, then this is fucking BULLSHIT! How the fuck can the great John Boyega be so sidelined like that in this image? His name is still the FIRST name you see on any official Force Awakens credits listings, but for a few months now, I’ve noticed something very unpleasant…From Star Wars blogs (like this site specifically and especially Making Star Wars.net) to more official, reputable, mainstream publications online, the vast majority of commenters and journalists have gotten into a routine of perpetually mentioning Finn or Boyega – in second not first placed priority. It’s as if it is completely inconceivable that Boyega’s Finn is the ACTUAL lead – the proper protagonist (hey, there’s absolutely no problem if there are actually two protagonist’s, as is what is most probably the case). Mmm…I wonder why? Please don’t tell me that in terms of the promotional roll-out of this film, that the historically well honed, oppressive, insidious, institutionalized bigotry machine that is still so prevalent in Hollywood today, combined with the recent, horrific ‘backlash’ that occurred among many buffoonish miscreants last November (and quite frankly, their horrible, nasty voices are still odiously loud and ugly today) have in some way gotten Disney and LucasFilm nervous and ‘risk averse’ about emphasizing a black lead character. Please God, prove me wrong. Show me that I’m being paranoid and unreasonable; put my mind at rest, so I won’t have to deal with these harsh, vacant, arrogant attitudes that have poisoned my anticipation for The Force Awakens. And just as a point of clarification, this rant is not an inadvertent negative slight against Daisy or Oscar – I fucking love and adore everything about them as actors and their characters. I want them to become just as legendary as the Original Big Three. It’s just that the very loud, very selfish, very subliminally AND overtly racist agents of white patriarchy out there are still infecting the culture. I want to go see the new Star Wars film like I’m a seven year old kid, not necessarily as a full grown adult – so hyper aware of our current troubled zeitgeist of racial, cultural, institutional and economic disparities that have made 2014/15 so tumultuous. For fuck’s sake, this is STAR WARS! I’m going to have to find a way to take several fucking chill pill doses, but also I’ll have to just accept the fact that in the next six months and subsequent several years of Star Wars culture and fandom, that an insidious enemy, a phantom menace if you will, will adamantly try to spoil my fun and enjoyment. I will do my best to combat it; I’ve been too damn quiet for way too long – reading and observing people’s ignorances. But I can’t respond to every arrogant/ignorant opinion or attitude I vehemently disagree with. Anyways…

    • July 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Actually you do have a solid point, though I think you may be overreacting, hm, IDK.
      I don’t think Finn’s sidelining is intentional, otherwise they would have just cast someone else.
      However I will second that there is definitely SOMETHING going against his character, but mind you it’s nothing big yet, this is still in the realm of nitpicking.
      I’d have to see the actual film to make any judgements against JJ and crew, but as far as marketing guys, I’m not surprised there’s a little bit of marginalization. More black guys front and center means more “conservative” crybabies making a fuss. As a conservative myself, I’m not bothered by such things as skin color, and am embarrassed by my alleged co-party-ots on a daily basis. All this considered, marketing people just tend to avoid placing non-whites front-and-center just for the sake of keeping their mailbox cleaner, and this may not be a conscious decision.
      Marketing execs have only JUST NOW started featuring inter-racial families in commercials, as if that’s a new thing.

      • July 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

        Thank you. An excellent, very reasonable answer. As an Obama worshiping, liberal idealist, I’m quite surprised that a self-proclaimed conservative can be so nuanced and empathetic. Maybe there is hope after all. Now I’m stereotyping – I’ll shut up.

    • July 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Rey is the next new hope and is the main character. Not Finn.

      There still is no proper cast billing yet, just two entirely separate lists of new and old actors. Which doesn’t necessarily mean anything anyway, as the main story character doesn’t always receive top billing. Cast billing placement is negotiated as well.

      • July 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

        See!?! This is what the fuck I’m talking about. People like you who are clearly absolutely fucking clueless as to what the character dynamic structure is in The Force Awakens, but are so adamantly gung-ho that a particular character will be deemed ‘the next new hope’. You have no genuine basis to believe that it’s Rey, other than an incredibly supportive ‘No Blacks Allowed’ fan-boy base of naysayers (I’m not accusing you of having this terrible attitude explicitly, but by osmosis, these ‘sentiments’ act like an incredibly harsh, unreasonably powerful lobby block vote) and the seemingly ethnically-cleansed, horse-shit ‘promotional’ material. Granted, it’s pretty safe to assume that Rey (or Kira) is either a Solo or a Skywalker, but that doesn’t negate Finn. If he isn’t a force sensitive, then that will be hugely disappointing, meaning that the ‘awakening force’ doesn’t apply to him. If he is in some way a red herring – a devious JJ ‘mystery-box’ decoy – then again, I will be really pissed.
        Your reading of the cast billing doesn’t hold much water either; Mark Hamill was of course at the very top of the original trilogy cast list, then Liam Neeson through to Ewan McGregor at the very top of the prequel trilogy billing, respectively. If we go by what you said of there being ‘no proper cast billing yet…as the main story character doesn’t always receive top billing’, then fine, you can say that the prequel trilogy was predicated on a star system (no pun), ie McGregor before Christensen; but this new trilogy – according to LucasFilm’s official statement, as evidenced on iTunes Movies, Wikipedia and StarWars.com, still maintains that Boyega is at the very top. This new trilogy is like the original trilogy, since the film is being lead by no discernible ‘stars’. Oscar Isaac is a remarkable, top-notch actor and has acted in multiple high profile, awards worthy projects, but it’s clear that his character Poe Dameron will definitely not be the focus. Boyega and Ridley have no ‘major’ film credits to their names yet; if anything, Boyega at least has Attack The Block, The Whale (TV movie), Imperial Dreams (Sundance movie, yet to be released) and the superb, criminally underrated Half of a Yellow Sun. Ridley has a really cool resume of independent shorts, music videos, commercials and TV procedural work. So ultimately, they are on the same plain that Hamill, Fisher and Ford were on thirty-eight years ago. That means that the billing list that I highlighted on all these official sites, should be commensurate with the character dynamics in The Force Awakens, putting Boyega on top as ‘the next new hope’. But again, I believe it would be more fresh, radical and exciting, if there were genuinely two protagonist’s to root for, that were force sensitives.

        • July 2, 2015 at 11:40 pm

          Boyega is not being sidelined because Finn is not the main character and isn’t meant to be. Rey is the next new hope and the main character. Finn has a very big role. Misinterpreting two separate cast lists leads to self-deception and wishful thinking.

          “This is a generational family saga and that fundamentally has been very important to us to continue that.” -Kathleen Kennedy, April 30, 2015


          Leaked film outline + some author’s speculation upon the leaked information:

          The aggregate:

          Merchandise and images:

          • July 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm

            OK, that was really cute. You deserve some cookies and fresh, pasteurized milk. Or maybe a nice hot-cross bun? Yum. Nah? Alright, I have a few butterscotch treats that you can suck on, as you dream up more unlikely Star Wars scenarios. Now, can you please reveal to me some information that I haven’t seen and read one hundred times already on other Star Wars blogs? Nice touch with that Kathleen Kennedy quote, which you’ve of course have taken completely out of context. And I’ll repeat – continuing the Skywalker/Solo legacy – does not negate Finn’s character as ‘the next new hope’! While I’ve been dealing with tangible facts, as scant as they’ve been, you’ve been dealing with innuendo, side-ways posturing and craft. If you really believe in what you’re saying Mr. Anonymous, give me a name or a moniker, so I can identify you with it come Dec 18th. We can then shoot the shit, chew the fat and then see who’ll be eating humble pie. Your links are all so lovingly Star Wars 7 News specific – you wouldn’t happen to be a moderator (or maybe an intern) by any chance? Godspeed.

    • July 2, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Disney and Lucasfilm are in an impossible political position that they simply cannot win. Consider the situation – An artist submits the above picture for some merchandising of The Force Awakens and it goes for approval at the Disney committee…

      Committee: NOOOO! Don’t ‘sideline’ Boyega – it’ll make us look like institutionally racist bigots.

      Artist: Fair enough, I’ll change it and put him up front.

      Committee: NOOOO! He can’t go in front of Ridley – We’ll look like a bunch of sexist pigs!

      Artist: Ok then, I’ll re-draw it so they’re stood next to each other. How about that?

      Committee: NOOOO! Then we look like we’re pandering to the PC brigade. Do something else! Also, where are the gay and disabled characters on this artwork? YOU FASCIST BASTARD!

      Artist: Fuck this for a lark. I quit.

      It’s one thing with everyone kicking off about the ‘black stormtrooper’ thing…Imagine the outcry if Boyega was cast as the main villain? There would be a PC shitstorm of epic proportions. Everybody is so busy walking on PC eggshells that they can’t help but piss somebody off.

      There will only be true equality when people can be cast in roles due to their talent, and not diversity pandering.

      We’re getting there, but we’re still a long way away…

      • July 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        I was laughing really, really hard, right until you mentioned ‘diversity pandering’. Damn. OK. I get it. The most beloved franchise in the history of cinema is taking an interstellar, hyper-drive zoom odyssey into the unknown, belligerent vortex of Hollywood intransigence, with a possible black lead. But JJ has already taken that super crucial first step; I firmly believe that had Brad Bird, Ben Affleck, Matthew Vaughn or hell, even Steven Spielberg had the esteemed opportunity of directing a new Star Wars movie, then we wouldn’t even countenance a fucking ‘black protagonist’. Not because they are racist, no, but because they’ve shown a severe lack of vision towards racial diversity in their respective careers. And no, Kingsman, Layer Cake, X Men: First Class, The Color Purple, Amistad, Gone Baby Gone, or The Incredibles do not count, since they are either explicitly racially specific, or use black actors in peripheral, tokenistic or ‘comfortable’ supporting roles. I respect the fucking shit out of JJ Abrams for at least convincing his superiors that John Boyega’s casting was ‘viable’ and positive for the future of Star Wars. For fuck’s sake (I know, I can’t help with the profanity), everybody on planet earth must have gotten the fucking memo by now, that ‘some black guy in a stormtrooper outfit is in the new Star Wars film’. How ridiculous does that sound?.
        So the idea of ‘diversity pandering’ in JJ’s Star Wars curated universe is null and void, since the breakthroughs have already been made. It will be down to the cynics and detractors who will judge this as PC pandering or whatever. But it’s not just Boyaga; there’s Lupita Nyong’o, Crystal Clarke and Maisie Richardson-Sellers – black actresses – all of whom are cast in The Force Awakens, not to mention the many ‘people of color’ I have seen as extras in various production photos. Now, the real test is the all important marketing machine, as you have satirized so brilliantly. The new trailer should drop on the 10th at Comic-Con, with posters (Drew Struzan please!), toys (yes, I know that September 4th is ‘Force Friday’, but hey, please give us a tease!) and more focused marketing material. I hope I haven’t misunderstood your points; let’s relegate the above image headlining foolishness as just an unsightly aberration.

  • July 2, 2015 at 7:19 am

    He was really good in ‘Attack the block’
    I think he’s going to surprise alot of these sceptics in TFA and win over some new fans

    • July 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm


  • July 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    This movie has nothing interesting to look at.

  • July 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Its the only movie i’v seen him in,I thought this was how he got the role in TFA.
    He carried that film,that British style is not for everyone,but for me it shows he can have alot of presence on screen as a tough guy that can hold his own.
    So there’s one thing interesting to look at,
    The acting chops of Finn.

    • July 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Cool. Try and see Half of a Yellow Sun before The Force Awakens comes out; it’s Boyega in a completely different role than that of his character Moses in Attack the Block. In this film, he plays a young Nigerian in the late 1960’s. He absolutely nails the accent in a role opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. Check it out!

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