Star Wars 7 Stormtrooper Revealed

Tom Butler - do not use
·Senior UK Writer

The first full length image of a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Stormtrooper has been revealed. Check it out below.

The image comes courtesy of the official programme for Star Wars Celebration, the huge official fan convention happening this weekend in Anaheim, California. Fan site Star Wars Underworld posted the photo on Instagram ahead of the show’s official opening later today.

The Stormtrooper costume has been upgraded since it last appeared on screen in ‘Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’, most noticeably the helmet which appears to be much sleeker and streamlined than previous iterations.

You’ll also notice that the new armour now has a pistol holster attached to the thigh armour plate, presumably for a hand held blaster.

Star Wars Celebration kicks off later today with a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ panel, hosted by director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy. The event, which many expect will be used to debut a brand new trailer, will be livestreamed from 6pm on the official Star Wars Facebook page here.

Hopefully the new trailer will be available to watch online shortly after and if it is, you can expect to see it right here on Yahoo Movies.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is coming to cinemas on 18 December, 2015. Watch the first teaser trailer below.

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Image credits: Instagram/20th Century Fox