High-Res Image Of The Force Awakens Promo Art

TFA Promo ArtClick the image above, for much higher resolution version of The Force Awakens international promo art that leaked 2 days ago. It appears that the image originated from the July-December Russian LEGO catalogue, so we can assume that it’s an official release…



You can find the image on the Russian LEGO catalogue HERE (special thanks to Cantina member LRSVDR for the link).

Edit: It appears  the catalogue was pulled down. 



And here are some close-ups with the weapons from the image:















Finn’s blaster rifle already sparked a debate among the fans. Obviously the props department drew some inspiration from the Rebels’ DH-17 blaster pistol from the Original Trilogy.


DH-17 Blaster Pistol
DH-17 Blaster Pistol


Also you can see some parallels between Captain Phasma’s rifle and Boba Fett’s infamous EE-3 carbine rifle. Based on what we know on Phasma, my guess is that Gwendoline Christie’s character will be the Boba Fett of the Sequel Trilogy. I won’t be surprised if she never removes the helmet in The Force Awakens, and I have a feeling that she will be a character of few lines.


Boba Fett


And of course there’s the parallel between Rey’s staff, Darth Maul’s laghtsaber and the MagnaGuard’s electrostaff:


Maul LS



So tell us what you think. Do you like the new weapons?


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61 thoughts on “High-Res Image Of The Force Awakens Promo Art

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Loving the weapon designs! oh, and FIRST.

    • June 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      First? Are we partying like it’s 2005?

      • June 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm

        Well, judging by all of the movies coming out, including Star Wars, one could mistakenly throwback to 2005 or earlier. Besides, growing up is for adults, and I don’t like those people.

    • June 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm


    • June 27, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Anyone notice that it looks like there is a reflection of an X-wing pilot helmet in Kylo Ren’s visor?! Is he looking at Poe?

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Also, who is the artist for the promo art? It is amazing. Daisy Ridley’s likeness is incredible.

    • June 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      I have a feeling that it’s not actually art, but an edited photo or something….

    • June 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      really? I thought that was the worst part

    • June 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I was just about to mention Rey, photoshop vs paintbrush aside, this is a great shot of her, the thing that’s interesting about it is that they chose to accentuate the wrinkles/lines around her eyes, which is, like, unheard-of for central female protagonist marketing art, but it works.
      Sure her face is cleaned up, but those dark lines around her eyes/nose were kept there on purpose.
      The fact that they’re highlighting the wear-and-tear of her features should back up the claims of Rey being “tough” and “hardened by life”, I’m really starting to like the idea of her character -we’ll see if the actual film matches the marketing…

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I’d be surprised if this wasn’t by Drew Struzan. It’s excellent

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I bet Finn’s blaster rifle eats practical effects and spits out lens flares.

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Finns anal probe blaster

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    its only peiced together from promo art in anaheim, i would expect something more from an official banner

  • June 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    The thing that bothers me about Finn’s blaster is the blue above the handle, and the cheap plasticky bulb.

    I’ve seen toys that look A LOT like this… in 2007… in China…. for the Chinese market [i.e. LOW quality]
    I guess what I’m trying to say is it looks cheap.
    Not “hand-crafted out of potatoes and Lucas’ beard” cheap.
    I mean “made by sweat-shop” cheap.

    And I just hate the fact that
    “a Star Wars Gun the blinks on the back every time it shoots like some lame-ass phazer-lazer”
    is a serious possibility right now.

    If that gun flashes blue above the handle ever time it shoots, it will be very difficult to take him seriously.

    Like, Han Shot First – Finn’s Shot Signaled the Traffic to turn Right.

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Is Finn’s blaster has blue lights on body and barrel? What is it, Star Trek?

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    That Chrome-trooper looks badass though.
    I wouldn’t mind being desintegrated by her.

    The new StormTrooper designs really are the opposite of Boba Fett’s helmet [and by extension, the early Clone Helmet]
    But it works.
    I suspect that the original STs were modeled to be similar to Darth Vader: rounded eyes on a wide, more or less human-form-fitting nose/mouth design.

    the 1st Order Troopers and Kylo Ren got the same synergy going: Wide uni-eyes with a sectioned-off, plated mouth that bears no reference to the human face.
    It works, they look like a team.

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    The look of Captain Phasma is greatest thing we’ve seen from TFA so far. What bothers me though is that I know Gwendoline Christie is under there, and that is only because I find her annoying in Game of Thrones. 🙁

    • June 24, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Well this ain’t GOT

      • June 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm

        Oh, you don’t say?

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Why Ren’s lightsaber has breakdowns?

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I’m thinking Reys staff is going to split to a single sabre near the end of the film. She knows where Luke is and has been having training from him over the years. The line “I will finish what you started” off the covergirl make-up I think is said by her after Ren defeats Finn in a saber battle. She release the sabre and gives us all a shock…

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I don’t really see any parallels between Phasma’s gun and Fett’s. The obvious connection is to the E-11, but with a longer butt.

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    The image is not avalaible D: somebody please re-post it! I’m dying

  • June 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I think Rey’s staff looks a lot of Darth Plagus’s staff but that is just me.

    • June 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      It’s not just you.

      • June 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

        Could be the reason the First Order is above planet, relic recovery.

  • June 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    can. not. wait…

  • June 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    The end of Rey’s staff certainly looks like a short blade could come out of there at some point. It even looks like there is an activation switch about 6-8″ from the end. Anyways, I like the poster. IF this is anything to go by, it appears Rey is the focal hero of TFA. But they may have a promo poster where Finn is front and center – so who knows?

    I definitely think the film will be similar to Rebels in the villain dept. – Kylo Ren being a Vader wannabe/Inquisitor type and Phasma being an agent Kallus type character.

    • June 25, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Ever since the first glimpse of Ray’s staff I thought it would be something like a light lance or spear.

  • June 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Not convinced that this is a struzan piece. I would imagine that other artists are involved at this stage of the promotions, if this is an official artwork release. I love struzans work but I must say I feel this wouldn’t be one of his best if it turned out to be his. Chewie what’s going on with your eyes!!!!!

  • June 24, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Supercool designs! That’d be a bit ackward if Rey’s lightsaber turns out to be a half-eletrostaff half-saber, but hey I won’t complain too much if the movie’s good.

    • June 24, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      nice moniker… (!) 😮

  • June 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    SPOILER: Don’t read if you don’t want to know: The Daisy Ridley staff mystery has been confirmed that it is a salvaged Tuskin Raider power converter shock therapy pole. It definitely could have come from Tattoine to Jakku as trade during the 30 years of peace and the scavengers left it in one of the ships and picked up a better weapon. This also goes along with J.J. Abrams showing this process of collecting weapons along the way and adding to one’s inventory like a video game we know the Millennium Falcon will be as a storage locker. My problem with the photo is the foes are looking away from each other and what political statement “political big brother” is behind you watching your activities much like in our daily lives (like they have done since I never left the Star Wars line at age 16 from 1977 and now 53 with my princess Leia museum of stuff for my wife). George Lucas tried to destroy me with movies and stuff made for kids (1999-2005), they tore down the Cine Capri in Phoenix, AZ but from the asshes of the Phoenix of Greek mythology I AM HERE AND THIS IS MY SURVIVAL STORY; BUT, BEWARE IF J.J. ABRAMS is turned to the “dark side” as easily as Lucas my changed lifestyle since 1977 comes into question. NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS KID as I fly through an asteroid field of now a Disney one coming straight for me (the anti-company of my interests making movies and shows for women and girls I have labled as Chick-flicks since 1977)! 😉

  • June 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like Finn is using a modified G-36!

  • June 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Why I feel this isn’t a struzans piece. Not his style. Phasma is amateurish in detail. Kylo ren , Finn and Rey are really all great but look like photos redone to look like art. The tie fighter… Oh dear, no way is that struzan calibre and the trooper in the right is poor. .. And as for chewie, with blacked out eyes, what’s happening to poor old chewie. Struzans is a master of his art. His composition, his trademark splatter effect, his key line around subjects, his tone. Good job to the artist who did it, I’m not knocking the artist but I don’t for one minute believe struzan is involved. If he is… Well, I’m gobsmacked…. ( from a fellow artist who’s studied struzans work over the years )

    • June 24, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      you’re crazy.it’s Drew through and through. as far as things looking a little ‘off’ or not how you expect, remember that he is only given bits and pieces of promo art, which he then filters through his own style. you may remember the Emperor looked weird in the ROTS poster, but only because it was based on a particular batch of stills from the movie. i for one love the mystery and weirdness of it all. put it this way, if the uncropped version doesn’t have Drew’s signature on it, then i’ll eat an A3 version of it.

      • June 24, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        Thanks for the reply. Look at the detail in the trilogy posters he produced. See the tone, the stars, the way he approachs machines, how key lines are used to emphasize characters, the splatter, the vibrant saturation in his colours. Then look at this artwork. Look how weak the tie fighters are. It’s a colourful image but no way near the vibrant tonal approach that you see in early Star Wars posters, ( look at his back to the future work ) have to agree with you on one point, he’s only given promo shots to work with a lot of the times. But he’s quite used to photographing himself to get the pose he needs. Just can’t see that he’s involved in this particular artwork. Like I said I’m not knocking the person who produced it, but if it was struzan I’m sure he’d want his signature to be seen as part of the layout. Struzan famously hates computer artwork, and to me this has so much feeling of being done by photoshop. I’ll just put it down to a piece of promo work produced to sell something by another artist. In my opinion 🙂

        • June 25, 2015 at 1:04 pm

          a) it’s cropped. the full version may have snoke and friends
          b) i’ve seen his DVD. i know how he gets his effects and splatter. just because it looks ‘off’ or disjointed doesn’t mean he dropped the ball.
          c) research the history of his ROTS poster. he did it really well and then they photoshopped the hell out of it. the original never got an official release. it is the modern way.

          • June 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

            It can’t be Drew because this looks horrible.
            It’s quite trite and poorly executed.
            It’s obviously just a bunch of painted over photos and quite poor at that too.
            Drew has a much more skilled and rustic style.
            You can see that a lot of the brushstrokes don’t have enough variation and in certain parts like Rey’s hand and nose they don’t properly depict 3-dimensional forms.
            I know I might sound arrogant , but I work as an illustrator and a comic book colorist so I know a bit about this stuff.

          • June 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm

            Thank you, someone else who shares my opinion. As I said, I doubt this is Struzan for the reasons I previously said. I’m an illustrator also, so it’s funny how we are picking up on the same thing. It’s a poor effort. Struzans work jumps off the table. The colours are weak. If this was Struzan you’d would be seeing brushstrokes ( even though he colours with Prismacolour pencils & Airbrush ) He applies texture to the canvas first. The sky colours are weak. Sorry, I know people want this to be him but i’m not buying it. It’s still my opinion ( but I think i’m right ) 🙂 Biggest Clue/Evidence. Just look how Phasma looks, you can’t believe thats Struzan, really? Sorry.

  • June 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Finn’s blaster reminds me of the rifles they used to use in the 70’s Buck Rogers tv shows.

  • June 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I have a feeling that this promo was cropped from a much more elaborate and bigger poster.

  • June 24, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Link broken… anyone know of a reliable site where the image can be viewed?

    • June 24, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      It was the image with the promo art we shared 2 days ago and in the title image here.

      • June 25, 2015 at 12:07 am

        Ahh I see… it looks like it was cropped from the Russian version because there was an X wing on the left side correct? I’m wondering if that image itself was cropped because the X wing is placed strangely (cut off by the border)

        • June 25, 2015 at 12:08 am

          I cropped that image. It’s the same like from 2 days ago. This is just a better res.

  • June 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

    That art looks like ass. Uninspired photoshop paint by numbers stuff.

  • June 25, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Finn’s blaster sucks!! it looks cheap, like those chinese toys with fancy lights

  • June 25, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I think this film will be huge. I love lucas, and JJ Abrams work is pretty awesome ie lost star trek, raiders etc.;)

  • June 25, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Phasma’s rifle is not similar to Fetts’s EE-3, either the ESB or ROTJ version.

    It’s basically a modernized ( in Universe ) E-11, the basic ST weapon. Different color, different scope, clip on the opposite side. A few other minor differences.

    People keep talking about Phasma being this films Boba Fett. I suppose if she is the only one seen in that costume, and the fact that she has a cape makes her somewhat similar.

    If she emanates the same sense of mystery as Boba, I could see a bit of a similarity.

    Ultimately though, her costume is just a variation on TFA Stormtroopers. Not nearly as original, interesting, or cool as Boba. Jango wasn’t even as cool as Boba.
    She may have done stealth tech in the armor, but that takes it out of the SW Universe for me.

    Hopefully she will live up to, and exceed the hype.

  • June 25, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Definitely not Struzans but very cool looking, even if it is digital still has a great organic feel to the art. Has a cool mix of old school meets new school in the rendering of the characters. Hope there is more to this piece this looks like a crop.

  • June 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    the object to the right of the tie fighter proves this to be a crop. i have it on good authority that the rest of the image reveals some of the enemy’s FOO Fighters as well.

  • June 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    “Finn he’s got a gun,
    the homeworld’s got two suns
    everybody is on the run.
    The Snoke day’s just begun.”

  • June 26, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Oooooooh!! That closeup! I SO hope that’s a lightsaber pike and not some sort of staff blaster.

    Also, I feel like such a nerd. I immediately recognized the DH-17 Blaster. That was my main weapon in Star Wars Galaxies for a long time.

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