On Sunday, the long anticipated poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. There are many secrets and twists and surprises buried among these images. Ahead, we will break down what it all means… because it means a lot. This is all very, very important.
Even though the artist for The Force Awakens poster hasn’t been announced, the first thing we notice when we look at the poster is the undeniable work of Thomas Kinkade. Now, Kinkade died in 2012, but not before he could be commissioned for one last glorious masterpiece that really hones in on his strengths; people did not refer to him as the Painter of Light for no reason. And in this poster, there’s plenty of light – just look how bright that light is in the center of the poster. I can barely look at it, it’s so bright. Only the Painter of Light could paint a light that bright. Another Kinkade masterpiece.
Here we see Harrison Ford and Annette Bening reprising their roles from Regarding Henry. It’s been 24 years since we last left Henry and Sarah Turner, and, from the look of this poster, much has changed. The pistol that Henry is holding makes us think he’s out for some sort of revenge, which probably has something to do with the convenience store robbery that took away the dickish side of Henry’s personality. It’s a little surprising to see Henry and Sarah in this setting, but you’re forgetting that J.J. Abrams wrote Regarding Henry, so this is a fitting tribute.
Much has been made about Andy Serkis’ role in The Force Awakens, but little is known. Finally, with this poster, we see what the master of motion capture acting has been working on for all these months.