The drum roll leading to the release of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” intensified Sunday with the release of a poster depicting characters in the latest edition of the franchise.

Regal Cinemas also announced that tickets will go on sale Monday, ahead of the December 18 release of the movie.

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The poster features faces new and old: General Hux, a ruthless leader of the First Order played by British actor Domhnall Gleeson, who played Bill Weasley in the last two “Harry Potter” films; Adam Driver (“Girls”) as the evil Kylo Ren and old hands Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher as Han Solo and Princess Leia.

This is the seventh installment in the wildly popular space saga. It is directed by JJ Abrams.