Red is power color in Star Wars: The Last Jedi posters… and I love that
The Star Wars: Last Jedi character posters were unveiled this weekend at D23 and the color red is all over them. Much like we saw the red in many parts of the first trailer (that aired months ago), and in the teaser poster, red is dominant in the 6 characters posters outfits.
And while other (and new i might add) characters are about to be introduced in The last Jedi this December, the posters portray the 6 familiar ones. General Lea, Luke Skywalker, Fin, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and Ray.
Yes, a behind the scene video footage was also published at the D23 Expo but let’s take a moment and reflect of the 6 character posters. Shall we?
While none of them shows the entire face of the actor portraying the particular character, you can see the outfit that they are wearing and the weapons that that carry. Each of the characters is dressed in blood red outfit, and while some of them have hooded capes… all of them are in combat mode and awesome.
Since red is the color of blood, it has historically been associated with sacrifice, danger and courage, so I can only imagine what those characters will do in The Last Jedi regarding those subjects.
Red is also the traditional color of warning and danger. In the Middle Ages, a red flag announced that the defenders of a town or castle would fight to defend it, and a red flag hoisted by a warship meant they would show no mercy to their enemy. By a large margin is the color most commonly associated with seduction, sexuality, eroticism and immorality, possibly because of its close connection with passion and with danger.
I hope those themes will be reflected in the movie, but mostly I hope to see the continuous progression of the story (now lead by director Rian Johnson).
The Last Jedi is also the last movie that Carrie Fisher worked on prior her death, but according to Lucasfilm/Disney she completed her work on the movie.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15.