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Rogue One Fan Posters Channel Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket


Yesterday, we showed you a fan-made trailer remix for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which features the iconic Beastie Boys song “Sabotage.” It seems that another artist decided to pay tribute to this Star Wars spinoff as well, with two new posters surfacing from artist Orlando Arocena. While these posters aren’t official, they have quickly gone viral, since this poster is essentially a tribute to the poster for Stanely Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

Orlando Arocena first debuted these posters on Twitter, and they have quickly spread throughout the Internet, with many fans praising these designs. Instead of the standard military helmet from the Full Metal Jacket poster, this artist offers two different variations, one with a Rebel pilot helmet and another helmet worn by Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso. Here’s what the artist had to say on a statement from his Behance gallery website.

“Back in 2015 i was excited to hear the news about a potential Star Wars Rogue One story being developed, and directed by Gareth Edwards. I was very happy to read how the story would be more set within a military, covert ops thematic. A year later and after a few trailers. I’m back to pay tribute with a parody. I decided to pay reverence to one of my favorite wartime movies, Stanley Kubrick’s, Full Metal Jacket and the artist who created that films iconic artwork, Philip Castle, by visually combining the intensity and fighting spirit of the Rebellion in a new vector tribute.”

The new posters replace the “Born to Kill” message on the Full Metal Jacket helmet with “Born to Rebel.” Fans can purchase these posters on the artist’s official site, although we couldn’t find any pricing details on the site. With four months left until the movie hits theaters, hopefully he’ll be creating even more posters for this highly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. Take a look at these new posters below, and stay tuned for more on Rogue One.


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