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Awesome New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster, Plus Final Trailer Tomorrow

We were prepared for the news about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer coming tomorrow, but this new poster was a welcome surprise. We can identify every character depicted on the poster save one—who’s the goggle wearing alien beneath Rey’s left hand?

The new poster. Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm
The new poster. Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm

The poster was part of Lucasfilm’s announcement that the trailer for The Force Awakens will debut on Monday Night Football tomorrow, October 19, during halftime of the Eagles/Giants game in Philadelphia. The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT, so assume you need to be in front of your TV no later than 6:15/9:15 to be safe.

The trailer also brings the opening of ticket sales, which, just a guess here, will break all sorts of sales records. On top of this, Walt Disney Company is going wide on social media using #TheForceAwakens, and are planning on making October 19 an unofficial Star Wars holiday.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in U.S. theaters on December 18.

Featured image: The new poster. Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm

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