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Best Star Wars Posters from All Episodes

Star Wars posters are just as legendary as the episodes they advertise. It's awesome to fly over the decades and see how Star Wars (and film advertising) has changed. The original Episode IV: A New Hope poster even includes another logo. The Return of the Jedi teaser refers to it by its original title, Revenge of the Jedi, while the Phantom Menace posters were much promising than the films they represent. Both the old and the new Star Wars posters look amazing and will fit ideally space close to your bookshelf.

Here, I’m picking up the best official movie posters from this sci-fi franchise. Take a look back at them over the years and vote up your favorite Star Wars poster.

Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)


Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi (1983)


Episode I – A Phantom Menace (1999)


Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)


Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)


Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)


Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)


Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)


Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018)

Solo – A Star Wars Story poster 2.
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The Rise of Skywalker (2019)


Summing Up

Did you choose your favorite Star Wars movie poster? I hope to have shown the most creative visuals and the stories behind them so that even those of you who aren’t into Star Wars films got inspired to get one!


Are you excited about “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” coming in December 2015? No doubt about it if you are one of the many Star Wars fans. So as the author of this blog post, that's why it's safe to say that the article was inspired by this event.

Even though MonsterPost is a web design blog, so the topics of our articles should rotate around this axis to be interesting and useful to our readers. However, sometimes it’s helpful to take a short break in your work and go somewhere, read or view something different. As a rule, switching your focus works well when you can’t make a choice or can’t invent something new and creative.

How are we going to raise your creativity level today? With the help of Star Wars movie posters. To be more accurate, we’ve carefully handpicked only the best and the most spectacular ones. Posters from all episodes in this saga are included in the following collection so that you can recollect some of the best moments from each movie.

Would you like to talk about the movie a little bit? We will keep up the conversation with greatest of pleasure.

As you know, Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, which became mega popular thanks to George Lucas, who created a film series based on its concept. The plot is built around the conflict between Jedi (the representation of good) and the Sith (their evil opponent). This permanent confrontation takes place in a galaxy “far, far away”. The opposing sides use “lightsabers” together with other lethal weapons.

However, the Star Wars series is much more than a space shooter with weird aliens, droids and fantastic machines. We guess the secret of the film’s popularity may lie in its philosophical and religious inferences.

The so-called “Force” runs through all episodes of the saga. It's neither good nor bad. Everything depends on Force-sensitive heroes who can harness the energy and choose the side on which they wish to fight. All previous six films featured Jedi, who used the Force for good and the Sith, who used the "dark side" for evil to take over the galaxy.

20th Century Fox released the first film in the series on May 25, 1977. It became a real worldwide pop culture phenomenon. The first film’s success was consolidated by two sequels released at three-year intervals. Then, after a long sixteen years pause the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released. Movie fans saw the last prequel on May 19, 2005.

In general, the reaction to the original trilogy was more positive than to the prequel trilogy. Nevertheless, all of the six films were nominated for (or won) Academy Awards, and all were box office successes. The total box office revenue has generated as much as $4.38 billion. This made Star Wars the fifth-highest-grossing film series.

The series gave rise to an extensive media franchise including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. All these resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe.

In 2012, the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm and announced the proposed release of three new Star Wars films release. “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” will be the first one in this series. It is planned for release in 2015.

Would you like to know some more facts about Star Wars? Read on, maybe you’ll find out something about the saga you didn’t know before…

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader has been played by six different people: David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Bob Anderson (duelist), Sebastian Shaw, Jake Lloyd, and Hayden Christensen.
  • The original Star Wars, “A New Hope”, is still the highest grossing Star Wars Film.
  • It's the second highest grossing film of all times in the US.
  • During “The Empire Strikes Back” famous asteroid scene, one of the deadly, hurtling asteroids was actually a potato!
  • In the first draft of Star Wars, the main character was named Luke Starkiller.
  • Carrie Fisher and Sissy Spacek both auditioned for the role of Princess Leia and "Carrie" from Stephen King's Carrie at the same time. Fisher took Star Wars, as she was against the initial "nude" scene in Carrie.
  • Harrison Ford asked that Han Solo die at the end of Empire during the carbon freezing process. But his request was denied by George Lucas.
  • Lucas was originally going to have the heroes travel to the Wookiee world Kashyyyk in “Return of the Jedi” but changed his mind as he wanted a primitive species and it would be inconceivable as Chewbacca was the pilot of a Spaceship. So he cut the Wookiee in half and called it Ewok.
  • R2-D2's name comes from the term REEL 2, DIALOG 2.
  • George Lucas was the first filmmaker to ask for and successfully retain the merchandising rights to his characters creating an empire of toys, t-shirts, and other movie memorabilia.
  • The Millenium Falcon was modeled after a cheeseburger, with the pickle spear sticking out the top as the com dish.
  • A total of 19 different planets are shown throughout the films.
  • "Return of the Jedi" was originally titled "Revenge of the Jedi". The name was changed, as Jedi weren't the type to seek revenge.
  • After the first Death Star has been destroyed, at the end of “A New Hope” and the rebel pilots touch down back at base, listen carefully as Luke climbs down from his X-Wing and rushes to embrace Leia. He is so excited that he actually calls her 'Carrie'!
  • Episode 4 won the most Oscar's in 1977.
  • Orson Welles was the first candidate to voice Darth Vader.
  • Master Mace Windu is the only Jedi in any film to wield a unique lightsaber - purple.
  • The sound effects for the Death Star's turbo-lasers were created by striking a telephone pole suspension wire with a heavy pole.
  • Jabba the Hutt was originally meant to be a furry creature.
  • George Lucas, Ian McDiarmid, Peter Mayhew, and Frank Oz were all born in 1944.
  • In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn's communicator is a redecorated Sensor Excel Razor for Women.
  • Lightsaber sounds were a combo of the hum from the back of an old TV set and an old 35mm movie projector.
  • Luke Skywalker's landspeeder noise is actually traffic on the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles, as heard through a vacuum-cleaner pipe.
  • Lucas based his now infamous "Order 66" by Emperor Palpatine on the history of Feb. 20, 1942, when President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 1066, interning the Japanese and Japanese Americans until the end of the war and the dropping of the Hiroshima Bomb.
  • The word ``Jedi'' is derived from the Japanese words ``Jidai Geki'' which translate as ``period drama.'' A period drama is a Japanese TV soap opera program set in the Samurai days. Lucas mentioned in an interview that he saw a ``Jidai Geki'' program on TV while in Japan a year or so before the movie was made and liked the word.
  • Yoda is the only main character to die of natural causes.
  • The shield reactor’s inner working was a small model, using stacks of plastic cups turned upside down.
  • General Grievous' cough was provided by Lucas himself.
  • Wampas were originally conceived as creatures which "swam" through the snow like sharks.
  • The Millennium Falcon's targeting readout was inspired by a paperweight Lucas had once seen on Arthur C Clarke's desk.
  • Chewbacca was based on Lucas's dog Indiana.
  • The idea to give Darth Vader a breathing apparatus was artist Ralph McQuarrie's. The idea was that Vader would need it in order to travel from one space ship to another.
  • Kenny Baker was originally cast as Wicket the Ewok in “Return of the Jedi” but when he got food poisoning the role was given to Warwick Davis.
  • "Yoda" is derived from the Sanskrit word for "warrior."
  • George Lucas campaigned to get Frank Oz a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for “Empire Strikes Back” but was rejected as the Academy didn't consider a puppeteer an actor.
  • The “Empire Strikes Back” is the only Star Wars film not to include a visit to Tatooine.
  • The planet name 'Coruscant' was created by author Timothy Zahn in May 1991 for his book Heir to The Empire. Lucas liked the name and included shots of Coruscant, the Imperial Capital, in the end montage of “Return of the Jedi” in the '97 'Special Edition'.
  • The word "lightsaber" is never mentioned in “The Phantom Menace”. Anakin called it a "Lasersword".
  • You can stay at Luke Skywalker’s house. It’s actually the Sidi Driss hotel in Tunisia.
  • In the book, Obi Wan and Owen were brothers.
  • The only starship that appears in every prequel is the Droid Battlecruiser.

Have you followed me so far? I hope this information and the list of interesting facts make some sense to you. Are you ready for the most fascinating part of our blog post?

Ok, then, just scroll down and view the Star Wars poster collection. We have started with the most recent ones and finished with the old-school designs. Do you think you can use some of the poster design techniques in your gaming, cosmic, music or maybe other projects?

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Star Wars: Episode VII the Force Awakens

The saga continues December 18, 2015 according to the official Star Wars site.

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Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Luke Skywalker heads a mission to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, and faces Darth Vader one last time.

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Star Wars: Episode V the Empire Strikes Back

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker.

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Star Wars: Episode IV a New Hope

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force.

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Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Faced with haunting premonitions that his secret wife, Padmé Amidala, will die, Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side.

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Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Padawan Anakin Skywalker must choose between his Jedi duty and forbidden love, while Obi-Wan Kenobi uncovers a sinister plot that leads to war.

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Star Wars: Episode I the Phantom Menace

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

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That was the last poster in our collection, and we would like to know what you think about them. Aren’t they beautiful and inspiring? Have you seen all Star Wars episodes? Do you like the movies? Did you find the article entertaining? Will you watch the series again in case you have missed some of them? Are you looking forward to the next saga episode - VII?

Thanks for your attention and may the Force be with you!


F.A.Q.

?What order should I watch the Star Wars movies in?

The stories of the Star Wars movies take place in a different order than the movies were released. So you can check them out either in the order, they take place or in the order, they were made. The existing Star Wars films, in the order the scenario take place, are:
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (set 32 years before A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 years before)
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 years before)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (about a decade before)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (ends moments before ANH)
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (three years after A New Hope)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (four years after)
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (34 years after)
- Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (34 years after)
- Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (35 years after)

?Who is the most hated Star Wars character?

Jar Jar's primary role in Episode I was to provide comic relief for the audience. But both critics and audiences met him with a huge dislike. They found them as one of the most hated characters in Star Wars and the history of film in general. Some critics even considered him a racist caricature.

❔Are Star Wars films based on books?

No. The books of Star Wars Episodes 1-6 are based on the scripts, not the other way around. Authors write the scripts while the movies are being created. Thus the book can be released a few months before the movie. Other books are new stories, not connected with the movies.

✉How can I send a suggesting letter to “Star Wars” production?

Correspondence to Lucasfilm can be mailed to:
Attn: Fan Mail, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
Or emailed to [email protected] with the subject line “Fan Mail”
Please Note: Lucasfilm does not accept unsolicited submissions of any kind which may contain any product, artwork, story idea, or other creative material. Unsolicited submissions will be returned to the sender.


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