If you haven't seen the new trailer for Star Wars: TheForce Awakens, you need to watch it. Okay, now that you've seen the clip that's inspiring Force Awakens fans everywhere to take another look at the world's favorite sci-fi series, check out the work of a new generation of fan artists and delve into its vast universe. Here are some out-of-this-world pictures from around the Web, broken down into the five main themes of the trailer.
The Star Wars franchise isn't known only for its creativity and epic storytelling; the hype and fandom surrounding the films, video games, books and cartoons are all a part of the fame. The fan-made posters below bring in new elements of the series while keeping themes and styles of the original series intact.
Disney's Star Wars
An important part of the surrounding hype has been the series switch to Disney production, leading to an all Disney casting of the franchise (above) and an awesome Tatooine remake of the classic Magic Kingdom logo (below).
The light saber is possibly the most iconic part of the Star Wars universe:
This futuristic dream sword made of plasma captured the imagination of viewers everywhere. With each new generation of movies comes a new style of light saber. The last brought us the dual saber wielded by Darth Maul and the curved saber of Count Dooku. The new film brings us the T-saber.
This iconic ship housed the rebellious Han Solo, and it's back again in Episode VII. There's something magical and nostalgic about the Millennium Falcon, and that's the fact that Han found his junker of a craft and turned it into an epic battle ship. It also looks unlike anything else in the Star Wars universe of ships.
A lot of the Millennium Falcon art shows it crashed or in shambles. Here's hoping that these beautiful pieces aren't a sign of things to come in the new movie.
The faceless army of the Empire is finally getting their time in the spotlight. Though their helmets have changed over the series, they remain the Empire's police force.
In the new trailer, John Boyega can be seen in a storm trooper uniform.
While it's unclear how big a role Boyega or the storm troopers in general will have in the new film, their prominence in the trailer suggests these awesome characters might be getting their due screen time.
New Star Wars means new droids. In the trailer, the ball droid BB-8 stole the show and generated a ton of meme material.
In a galaxy far, far away
Hopefully, this article and the accompanying art will inspire some art of your own. The truly wonderful legacy of Star Wars is the seemingly endless universe that George Lucas and his amazing cast and crew created for future artists to play inside. Have you ever created a Star Wars-inspired piece? Feel free to share it below.