‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ Returning to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

Today at Star Wars Celebration it was announced that Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be returning to theaters in honor of its 40th anniversary. The announcement was accompanied by the reveal of a new poster for this release. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be arriving in theaters on April 28 for a limited released in the UK, USA, and other regions.

The new poster that was released was created by artist Matt Ferguson. He previously created the 40th anniversary poster for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

“I’m so happy and grateful to get to work on these movies again, even more so to be given the freedom to continue what I started with Empire,” says Ferguson. “For that poster, a cold mechanical vibe completely takes over the whole composition. But Return of the Jedi is very much the triumph of Luke and the Rebels, so I wanted to have more of the warmer colors coming back into the art, hence pivoting to green with red accents.”

This time around as Ferguson was considering what to focus on for a poster, he focused on the two main characters in the film.

“The artwork should tell a story, so for me it only made sense to give over the composition to those two characters,” he continues. “Will Luke be turned? Is Vader going to overcome the darkness? It’s all about the pull between good and evil.” 

Screenings for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in the US will take place April 28 – May 4, and April 28 – May 1 in the UK. Are you excited about the return of this Star Wars classic to the big screen? Will you be seeing it in theaters? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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