– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fans are starting to see things in the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster. No joke, that very same gorgeous poster that dropped yesterday that featured all the main cast, with Luke Skywalker looming large up top. Turns out he wasn’t the only thing looming. One of our readers shared an image in the comments, and it shows the face drawn over the image.

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But before that, check out the image proper so that you have something to refer back to.

Now, check out the image that was shared with us by reader Victor Roa.

Still not buying it? We don’t blame you. Twitter user Star Wars Junk made the extra effort to make it easy for us to see with a series of images. Check them out below.

So what does it mean? No, Darth Vader is NOT coming back in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (at least we hope not), but it’s very clear that even after all these years, his influence is still there. He affects Luke Skywalker in his view of the Force; He affects Rey in how she’s perceived by Luke; He affects Kylo Ren’s own ambition; finally, he affects Leia in that every time she sees his son, she sees a part of her father in him.

It’s a beautiful and subtle thing, and we’re positive that it was intentional by the studio, and not just us clinging onto familiar imagery. Well done, Lucasfilm. Well done.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.