Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian continues a deep dive into the making of the first live-action Star Wars series that’s available on Disney+. After last weekend’s episode proudly displayed the innovative new virtual set technology known as The Volume, the fifth installment of the documentary series shines a light on the practical effects. That includes the creation of the adorable puppet known as “Baby Yoda,” or as he’s officially been designated, The Child. Not only does this episode reveal some of the alternate Baby Yoda designs, but it shows how he evolved from the script to the screen.
See the alternate Baby Yoda designs below and find out what else we learned from Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Read More »
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended with Rey revealing her new yellow lightsaber, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter for the Jedi. But originally Rey, who had fought for the past three films with lightsabers that belonged to Luke or Leia, might have been able to wield her own lightsaber much earlier in The Rise of Skywalker. New Star Wars concept art that show the inner workings of Rey’s lightsaber, which she builds through the course of the film, suggests that the lightsaber would have played a larger part in The Rise of Skywalker in the original plans.
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One of the best things about Star Wars is how it distilled dozens of unrelated inspirations into a sci-fi world that felt simultaneously familiar and unlike anything people had ever seen. Tasked with wrapping up the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t have quite the same freedom to innovate as George Lucas’s scrappy original 1977 film, but distilling reference material into new things is still an essential part of the franchise’s fabric.
Case in point: some new concept art has revealed that Leia’s lightsaber from The Rise of Skywalker was inspired by an art deco lamp. Check out the artwork below. Read More »
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been working on a Metal Gear Solid movie since 2014. Even though we haven’t gotten a lot of updates on the movie over the years, it seems like there has still been progress behind the scenes. The filmmaker gave a tease of some of the stuff he’s been working on with some Metal Gear Solid movie concept art, as well as a teaser video featuring some work being done by Industrial Light and Magic. There’s also a special quarantine treat for all of the Metal Gear Solid video game fans out there. Read More »
Even though the Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker book provides some fascinating insights into the creation of various characters, ships, props and locations of the movie, due to the sensitive nature of certain elements in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, it’s missing concept art that fans have really wanted to see. Thankfully, Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has revealed some of the unseen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept art featuring alternate designs for the Dark Side version of Rey, the double-bladed lightsaber she wields, and even the new lightsaber revealed in the final scene, which almost included an added throwback to both the prequels and the original trilogy. Read More »
Beginning this morning, the Star Wars hub in Disney+ will start to be taken over by beautiful concept art from the long history of the sci-fi saga that began over 40 years ago. The Disney+ homepage carousel will feature concept art from legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie, specifically the iconic piece showing the early designs for the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, marking the first time fans will be able to navigate to the Star Wars page directly from the carousel art (seen above). But that’s just the beginning. Read More »
When a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration last August (what a comparatively simpler time!), fans lost their minds at one particularly explosive piece of imagery: Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, hooded in dark robes, wielding a red double-bladed lightsaber which flipped up to create a dual blade.
Now, as the film approaches its upcoming release on Disney+, one of the artists who worked on the film has shared some more Dark Rey concept art – including an image of Rey with a Kylo Ren-style mask. Check it out below. Read More »
Right now, we’re in-between seasons of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The second season is slated to arrive this fall after the first season was a huge success for the launch of the Disney+ streaming service late last year. While you wait for new episodes, why not take a look back at some of the stunning concept art used in planning the Star Wars spin-off and see how the artwork compares to the final scenes we saw in the series? Check out The Mandalorian concept art comparison video below. Read More »
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Space sharks, insect warriors, and Korg, oh my! Director Taika Waititi’s live-watch of Thor: Ragnarok offered us a ton of new details from the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, which the Oscar-winning filmmaker will return to direct. The director showed us exciting (but blurry) sneak peeks at concept art for the fourth Thor film while teasing some tantalizing new details about the Marvel Studios film, like the new design of the insectoid warrior Miek, who returns after brief appearances in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, as well as a script that is “over the top now in the very best way.” And of course, the return of Waititi’s best role to date, Korg.
See the new Thor: Love and Thunder concept art below, which gives us a glimpse at New Asgard as well as Miek’s character designs.
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It’s been roughly 37 years since 2020 started, so you might have forgotten about Lucasfilm’s announcement of a forthcoming publishing initiative called Star Wars: The High Republic, previously known by the codename Project Luminous. The new endeavor will tell a series of interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in the form of novels, comics, young adult books, and more, all set 200 years before the Skywalker saga began. It’s a time when the Jedi Order were noble and respected, serving as the guardians of peace and justice. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.
Star Wars: The High Republic initially revealed some concept art that introduced us to the more regal, distinct Jedi characters who were dressed in rather grand robes and cloaks. Now they’ve properly shown off some of those Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters with new concept art and character details, including names for you to mispell and wrongly pronounce. Meet the new Star Wars: The High Republic Jedi characters below. Read More »