Ever since Disney's announcement of the long awaited and not so far, far away "Star Wars" sequel trilogy starting with "Episode VII" in 2015, there's been a flurry of excitement, mostly from folks wondering what a follow-up to "Return of the Jedi" will look like three decades after the fact.
Some couldn't wait to see what the Mouse House has in store for the "Star Wars" franchise, and these artistically inclined ambassadors to the nerd community have put forth their own forceful visions of George Lucas' universe. We've collected the best of this fan art, some of which is truly awesome, some of it chuckle-worthy, in many cases both.
Original Trilogy Trio
Although original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have yet to officially board "Episode VII," in the minds of die-hard fans, they're already signed, sealed and delivered.
1. We're Back!
2. Old Luke Skywalker
3. Old Han Solo
5. 34 Years Later
Most of the fan art generated has been poster-oriented, but here are some one-sheets that went above and beyond a mere date and logo Photoshop job.
6. Old Hero, New Villain[source]
7. Boba's Back, Baby[source]
8. DVD Case… Yes, Already![source]
9. Darth Scyth?[source]
10. Attack of the Consultants[source]
While screenwriter Michael Arndt frantically types away crafting the blueprint for this new trilogy, one of the guaranteed bet-your-lightsaber-on-it inclusions will be the Midi-chlorian-soaked offspring of Han, Luke and Leia (no, not all three of them together, sickos).
11. Solo Twins[source]
12. Solo Triplets! (Way to go, Han!)[source]
13. Skywalker Family[source]
14. The Brothers Skywalker[source]
15. Some Cute Girl![source]
OC-D2 (Original Characters)
While Jar-Jar may have been benched after his first time at bat and Darth Maul isn't half the man he used to be, it's about time we got some new heroes and villains to really cheer for.
16. Darth Dominatrix[source]
17. Xatoichi: The Blind Jedi[source]
18. Sniper Chick[source]
19. Badass Storm Trooper[source]
20. Darth Whoever[source]
Yes, we all flock to "Star Wars" for the mythology and sweeping story, but we stay for the cool-ass spaceships and junk.