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Official Theatrical Poster - What Would You Like To See?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Ganon136, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Ganon136

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    My question to you here in The Cantina is:

    What would you like to see on the Episode VIII Official Theatrical Poster when it comes out in 2017. Theatrical posters are a great staple addition to every fan's experience and can make or break advertising revenue for a film just by being a person's first glimpse into the world the film is trying to convey. What would you guys hope to see on the poster?

    Personally with Rian Johnson directing, I would hope for a more dark themed poster similar to the Revenge of the Sith or Empire Strikes Back poster, but I want to hear your opinions. Should Drew Struzan be brought back since they cut him from making the official Episode VII poster? He made a heck of a D23 poster last year that many people agreed was better than the official TFA poster, but it is still debated which one is better.
     
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    this is an interesting question. never really thought about poster design for sequels in any deliberate way.

    • i do agree it will be darker. as the middle of the trilogy, i expect the FO to gain power / garner a victory. not sure how that will reflect on the poster.
    • maybe Luke will have some prominence? depends on his role. he might not return to full power until ix.
    • if Rey and Ren are yin and yan, then i expect we'll see a variation on that again like with the first poster. or the poster will subvert that by showing one in a position of power over the other (Ren over Rey would be my guess).
    • there will likely be some new intriguing element: a character or ship we haven't seen yet.

    have no opinion on the artist. i think stylistically/tonally the Star Wars "look" is easily replicated.
     
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    -darker
    -Ben solo with no helmet
    -Luke Skywalker
    -new looks for the characters
    -Snoke
     
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    • A big FO Star Destroyer in the centre,
    • Luke above it with his green lightsaber lit, one side of his face glows blue and the other glows red.
    • Rey on the blue side (light) of the Star Destroyer and Kylo on the red side (dark).
    • Then, Finn, BB-8 and Poe beneath Rey, Leia and Hux beneath Kylo
    • And then loads of TIEs and X-Wings.
    • Also, the Star Wars logo (in the same design as TFA).
    • Finally, the Millenium Falcon and the Star Destroyer could look like this:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Some various characters and things I might like to see in upcoming posters....
    • foremost: Luke Skywalker - centrally / prominently, possibly full figure in Jedi robe, strong/resolved/confident looking
    • Supreme Leader Snoke (standing in the background but visible, gaunt, desperate but dangerous looking)
    • Rey with double-bladed lightsaber staff (green and blue blades, made from Anakin's and Luke's lightsabers), standing beside Luke
    • General Leia (resolved looking) near Luke
    • Kylo Ren (new outfit / new mask or unmasked / new lightsaber?), fierce/torn looking
    • The Knights of Ren around or near Kylo
    • Finn and Poe with Chewbacca (and, if he's in the film, Lando) near the Millennium Falcon
    • BB-8, C-3PO, R2-D2 together
    • Captain Phasma and General Hux leading some new Storm Troopers
    • Maz Kanata
    • Admiral Ackbar
    • any major new character(s)
    • The Finalizer possibly Kylo's command shuttle
    • X-Wings and TIE fighters in the distance
    • A-Wings, B-Wings, Y-Wings, Calamari cruisers
    • possibly a new ship or several
    • possibly a new planet or landscape
    • in the background: the Star Wars galaxy filling (or intersecting at an angle) the scene
    JediMasterRobert
     
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    Good question, and I hadn't put that much thought into it either yet actually. Hmm, lets see:

    -Rey and Kylo as yin and yang (they kind of did that with TFA poster already). But BOTH with lightsabers now. Ren a bit higher (to signify he'll have the advantage this time, I suspect).
    -Darker and more intense-looking.
    -Luke prominently featured, right below Rey and Kylo.
    -Finn and Poe standing together with BB-8 on one side (the blue side).
    -Hux, Phasma, and BDT's characters on the "red side" paralleling them.
    -Kylo with a new lightsaber (he keeps his old look, it's cool).
    -Snoke's face looming in the background, overlooking everything.
    -The Knights of Ren near Kylo.
    -New looks for the characters (Well Rey and Luke can keep there's from the end of TFA).
    -Leia on there somewhere, not sure where yet.
    -Similar logo/lettering to TFA.
     
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    With a holographic Snoke at the very top as if he's master puppeting the whole thing ?
     
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    I personally think we will see the real Snoke in the next movie. In the flesh. Definitely going to see his damaged character and it is going to be so powerful that you will feel awkward because we have only seen him in a holographic representation. It was very realistic looking, but Snoke is going to be so much darker when we see him kill someone or do something completely evil. Love the Falcon/Star Destroyer idea for the poster though.
     
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    One word. Luke.
     
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    I'm almost positive that he'll be prominently placed on the poster this time. I'd be quite surprised if he wasn't.
     
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    I agree I think with the majority of people here. Luke almost needs to be on this poster. In addition I think that (especially since it seems that they're going for thematically darker) Snoke should make an appearance.
    I imagine something that's bisected almost, with Snoke in the background on one side, with Kylo before him, and Luke in the background on the other with Rey in front of him.
    Maybe some more Phasma. I mean if she got onto TFA's poster with her screentime, and since she (supposedly) has a larger part in VIII, I think it's certainly possible.
     
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    I'd like something simple but powerful. Maybe either 1) Shadowy Kylo Ren or 2) Rey's old Jakku garbs piled on the ground, sort of symbolizing her transformation from that girl on Jakku to...something else.
     
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    i want it to be less busy than the TFA poster... but darker of course.
     
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    Id love to see something like this:

    image.jpeg
     
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    I actually quite liked TFA poster. It was surprisingly decent, especially given how phoned in and crappy most movie posters tend to be these days. At least they seemed to TRY and homage some of the classic ones, while "modernizing" at the same time.

    But yeah, something different would be appropriate. And the one for Episode IX should be different from both of them as well.
     
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    Luke Skywalker
    A Yellow Lightsaber
    Star Destroyers
    B-Wings
    C3-PO and R2-D2

    The TFA poster is bad in my opinion, it could have been much better.
     
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    yeah, that poster was pretty legit. i remember seeing that so much back in 2005 when that film came out.. oh the memories!
     
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    It made a twelve year old cry (me)
     
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    LUKE as well ;);) ..
     
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    Luke and Snoke in the far background facing each other.
    Rey and Kylo in the center fighting. Bad guys on his side, Finn and Poe on hers.

    But, yes, LUKE IS A MUST.
     
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