ATTACK OF THE CLONES
ADVANCE TEASER STYLE "A" - 2002
NAME: Advance Teaser - Style "A"
DIMENSIONS: 27"x40" (One Sheet), 24"x81" Banner, Mini-Sheet
VARIATIONS: There are many foriegn variations on this poster as well as varying sizes.
FOLDED OR ROLLED: Rolled
DOUBLE OR SINGLE SIDED: Single and Double
REPRINTS: A licensed Zig Zag reprint from Germany and a 24"x36" reprint.
This striking image features Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala, book-ending foreboding lines of text inspired by the Jedi Code. The red-tinted image not only conveys a strong connection between the two young lovers, but also an indication that their destinies lie along separate, tragic paths.
The Official Star Wars Fan Club made single sided versions of this poster (as well as banners) available to the public. Holding a blacklight up to the poster reveals a glowing watermark that is proof of authenticity. It is located on the back of the poster in the vicinity of where Padme's head is on the front. It is about 2.25"x1" and contains copyright info. It can be found on both the single sided and double sided versions of the advance.
The following poster description comes from the book "The Art of Attack of the Clones":
The Attack of the Clones teaser and launch posters each reflect this episode's themes of forbidden love admidst turmoil in the Star Wars galaxy. Lucasfilm Vice President of Marketing Jim Ward worked with Art Director Scott Erwert to do initial explorations on these themes for both posters. The teaser evolved into a concept created by Art Director Greg Bell and Copywriter Paul Venables that used text and stunning images of Anakin and Padme to suggest the fateful decision that Anakin must make between duty and forbidden love.
George Lucas, of course, is also credited for the design of the poster.
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Large Image without Text
Advance Prototype - The prototype poster image appearaed on Dark Horizons several days before the real version was unveiled. Note the strap on Padme's dress has not been airbrushed out in this version.
Japanese Advance (Note the Japanese text)
Japan Advance Mini-Sheet - 7"x10"