13 inspired (and sometimes funny) fan-made Star Wars VII posters

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Feb 12, 2013, 12:07 PM EST

When Disney announced its historic purchase of Lucasfilm back in October, there was an immediate and sizeable disturbance in the Force.  Then came official news of ambitious plans for a third epic trilogy, intriguing spinoff films, lavish videogames and a dizzying game of director roulette eventually landing on supreme geek god J.J. Abrams. 

With screenwriter Michael Arndt (Catching Fire, Toy Story 3) doing the writing duties and big guns Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand) roped in as creative story consultants, a return to the lands of Luke and Leia is well underway for a potential 2015 blastoff. 

To whet your appetite, here's a premium gallery of 13 Episode VII posters designed by a loving clan of artists and illustrators, some haunting, some happy, complete with huggable Disney characters, a derelict Millennium Falcon, aging galactic heroes and the occasional lens flare. 

Find your favorites, but savor them slowly ... two years seems so far, far away.