Claiming he was just so excited by yesterday’s teaser reveal, artist Phil Noto has created probably the first Episode VII fan art, integrating the John Boyega and Daisy Ridley characters and the already infamous cross hilt lightsaber in the iconic floating head style beloved of Drew Struzan and other classic movie posters.
While we don’t know exactly who Boyega and Ridley are playing, the latter is rumored to be playing Han and Leia’s daughter. Given her resemblance to Natalie Portman, that’s not much of a stretch. Boyega is rumored to be playing another main character. Noto has done a fine job of setting the standard with a very well executed and thought out piece using the few clues we have.
Francesco Francavilla has also put up a beautifully simple image.
We won’t know until next December, but if you think you are going to be sick of these kinds of images in 13 months time, you are totally correct. But given the previous track record for Star Wars character seeping their way into the collective unconscious, get used to it.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.