LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The official theatrical poster for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was released Sunday.
The artwork features images of the heroes played by Star Wars icons Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well as characters portrayed by franchise newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. Non-human characters R2-D2, Chewbacca and C-3PO also appear on the poster.
Footage from the eagerly awaited film is to premiere on ESPN's Monday Night Football and tickets to screenings of the blockbuster-to-be are to go on sale this week, according to the official Star Wars blog.
It takes place after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi and is set for release Dec. 18.