Eagerly anticipated movie will be released in December
The official poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens .
The poster, which can be seen below, features the key members of the cast including British actors Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn) as well as Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron. Iconic Star Wars characters Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca also appear.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in the UK on December 17 and in the US a day later. It takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi. The film’s script was penned by Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.
Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the film’s cast also includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis. Meanwhile, it has recently emerged that the film will feature a character apparently named after a Beastie Boys album.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm is also working on a series of Star Wars spin-off films which it has titled the ‘Anthology Series’. The first spin-off, Rogue One starring Felicity Jones, will arrive on December 16, 2016.
A second spin-off film focusing on the origins of Harrison Ford’s iconic character Han Solo, was announced this summer. The currently untitled film is set for release on May 25, 2018.