New Star Wars poster is a dramatic design departure

Star Wars poster
(Image credit: Disney)

By now there's arguably a formula for Star Wars posters. The DNA of Drew Struzan's hand-painted designs for the original trilogy has followed the franchise through its many reiterations, including the sequel trilogy and various TV shows on Disney Plus. But the design for new series The Acolyte marks a radical departure. 

Seemingly straying into Tarantino territory, the new teaser poster for Reservoir Jedis The Acolyte features a lightsaber hilt along with a striking streak of blood in place of the blade. We've had our eyes on on the best film posters lately, and this one's certainly surprising. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.