Do you feel a disturbance in the Force? You should.
Star Wars Celebration kicks off today at 10:00 A.M. Pacific, in Anaheim, California, and it's starting with a bang. J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and assorted "surprise guests" will get the event going with a special staged event where a new trailer for The Force Awakens is expected to debut, along with loads of new details and stories from the set.
In the meantime, new promotional posters from The Force Awakens are starting to appear on Twitter — apparently having been leaked from Star Wars Celebration — and boy are they juicy. More than anything else, the posters unveil the first full look at main villain Kylo Ren, who is believed to be played by Adam Driver.
We won't keep you in suspense any longer. Take a look!
The first one provides a profile shot of Kylo Ren along with numerous types of Stormtroopers, who are weilding a variety of some very interesting weaponry. On the left side is an unknown blue planet, a large Imperial ship and some new TIE Fighters.
Kylo Ren is the focus of the next one, and it really shows off all of the detailing on his unique facial mask.
Next, the Stormtroopers get a poster of their own, showing off new flamethrower weapons and some burning structures. If we're not mistaken, the close-up on top appears to be one of the "Chrometrooper" variants.
We're seeing a lot of love for Kylo Ren in these posters, so it's a safe bet that the identity of the actor portraying him will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration. This poster shows off Ren with his unique lightsaber and some new TIE Fighters that look as though they've been painted black.
And lastly one more shot at everybody's new favorite villain. This one's different, in that it looks like an image that's been cropped from something larger. The style is evocative of a book cover.
Another new image shows one of the new Stormtroopers from the official convention booklet.
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One Twitterer noticed that a sign hanging in the Convention Center reveals that there's a special Force Awakens exhibit of some kind on site. The photo, seen below, shows it as being located in room "209AB," a detail that's left out of the event's downloadable floor plan. Sounds like a cool surprise for attendees.
Stay tuned for more news straight out of Star Wars Celebration, and remember that you'll be able to watch J.J. Abrams' keynote event via live stream on StarWars.com, starting today at 1:00 P.M. Eastern/10:00 A.M. Pacific.