Official Poster for Star Wars Celebration Orlando Revealed!

Yesterday the official Star Wars site announced that this year’s Celebration Orlando will kick off with a special event dedicated to Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary and promised a few surprises for the fans. Together with this announcement they also revealed the official key art for Star Wars Celebration Orlando by artist Paul Shipper. See the full poster after the jump…





The Star Wars 40th anniversary panel, hosted by Warwick Davis and set for Thursday, April 13, will feature Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars. It promises to highlight the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades; this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. So set hyperspace coordinates accordingly…


Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center. Visit for tickets and more info!



And here’s the poster in all its glory!


Art by by Paul Shipper




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36 thoughts on “Official Poster for Star Wars Celebration Orlando Revealed!

  • February 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Anyone else find it odd there’s not a single nod to Rogue One? I know its obviously focusing on the Saga movies and 40 years since ANH, just seems weird there’s nothing signifying their latest release which will did home video the same month

    • February 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      There’s a Death Star in the there, so I guess that counts.

    • February 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Vader is in the exact same spot as he was in the rogue poster. I also guess they wanted to focus on saga episodes only.

    • February 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Particularly since Felicity Jones will be attending.

    • February 24, 2017 at 1:00 am

      The Death Star and Vader represent Rogue One.

    • February 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      …b/c it’s focusing on the Saga movies, like you said.

  • February 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Cool! I love it. All the trilogies together looks awesome

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I love it!

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    That looks amazing. A shame I cannot attend Celebration. But I’ll be on vacation elsewhere. That said, this poster; I want it. I love the lack of color and use of shading. It’s very creative and in my view is nice. I often feel like the more recent SWs posters, TFA, were often times too busy. The colors popped and what was happened was very jumbled and hard to make out.

    Here, by having it be shaded, you can appreciate the designs more. And more so, I love how they’d incorporated all of the trilogies. It really is nice to see that as this will mark the 40th anniversary of SWs ANH.

    LucasFilm could have easily focused on OT stuff and pushed back the PT(much as they have been doing). But I’m glad. SWs is 40 years old. Let’s acknowledge all facets of the franchise, old and new. So yeah, I support this.

    I just wish I could get one, because I’d definitely frame it on my wall.

    • February 24, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Agreed, it is gorgeous.

    • February 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      ” pushed back the PT(much as they have been doing”

      *eye roll*

      • February 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        You can eye roll until they fall out. It doesn’t change my view on the matter. I don’t hate the PT, but I acknowledge they weren’t good movies. SWs celebration should be a celebration everything SWs. Everyone has preferences and I won’t dispute that. But it is a part of the franchise and shouldn’t be pushed to the way side.

        • February 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm

          Your view on the matter doesn’t conform to reality though.

          I mean, they put Jimmy Smits and Mustafar in Rogue One.

          hardly pushing away. Prequel references abound on Rebels. It’s all there. You just choose not to see it.

          • February 24, 2017 at 8:24 pm

            I’m well aware that Rogue One and Rebels have made references and I’m grateful. Especially, given ROTS is one of my favorite SWs movies and I am a fan of TCW.

            Personally, I wish there was more PT level content, hence my original post. But I get why. The PT era is over and LucasFIlm should focus on the future.

            So you can kindly get off your snarky high horse. That is all and goodbye.

          • February 24, 2017 at 9:08 pm

            Thanks for playing!

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Vader and the Death Star representin’ Rogue One.

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Binary Sunset behind crashed Star Destroyer…Time to resurrect the old Jakkooine theories!

    Nice poster. Hoping to see George as one of those surprises.

  • February 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I think you mean; a masterpiece.

    • February 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Damn right

  • February 23, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    all the skywalkers from the top anakin-padme -luke leia-rey

  • February 24, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I could do without the eyesores —- Anakin and Padme — but otherwise GORGEOUS poster with the appropriate focal point: LUKE SKYWALKER.

  • February 24, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Would have preferred Palpatine over the irrelevant Phasma.

    • February 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Assuming Phasma isn’t about to become relevant…

  • February 24, 2017 at 2:52 am

    It’s amazing seeing all 3 trilogies combined!!

  • February 24, 2017 at 3:09 am

    It’s confirmed! …ah nevermind…

  • February 24, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Looks gorgeous! Wish we could swap out more minor characters like hux or phasma for lando or the emperor but overall, it is GORGEOUS! <3

  • February 24, 2017 at 3:20 am

    It is great to see characters from all 7 movies. Maul and Sidious would fit there great.

    • February 25, 2017 at 2:25 am

      Yeah. I was kinda hoping for Palpatine too. I mean, he did orchestrate the first 6 movies haha

  • February 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Be Luke is in the center, most prominent position, here is my predictions.

    A very Luke centered show. Not all, but the surprises at least. We will see a trailer wit him our first post OT words uttered by Luke.

    They will show of fans the first post OT Luke toys.

    And there is a good chance none of it comes from the ST.

    Mystery abounds. Nope, they will announce the next digital cartoon with the stories of Luke and Ben Solo, starting before Solo was sent to Luke, leading intimate their adventures.

    We will get a slight backstory.

    Ha, and then on day three we will see Luke in the ST trailer.

    TA DA!

  • February 25, 2017 at 2:23 am

    I need this poster!

  • February 26, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Good thing we don’t have Finn being a poser this time around.

  • February 28, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Rey’s design reminds me of Bastila Shan from Kotor

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