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Star Wars’ cast of characters are some of the most iconic in all of film history – but as these storyboards prove, a few of your favorite denizens from a galaxy far, far away were originally conceived looking at least a little differently than the ones that wound up in the film. This group of storyboard photos, released to promote the new book Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, feature work by artists Alex Tavoularis, Joe Johnston and Ivan Beddoes. The images show iconic characters like Darth Vader, C-3Po, R2-D2 and Yoda as they were originally envisioned. What’s striking about the artwork is that all of the characters look relatively similar to their on-screen counterparts, but even the minor changes in the storyboards stick out. Take Darth Vader...
- Mike Bracken
Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3Po didn’t emerge fully formed from George Lucas’s brain in 1977—he had help from storyboard artists like Alex Tavoularis, Joe Johnston, and Ivan Beddoes. The new book Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy collects the early drawings that gave the Star Wars movies their visual inspiration. Click through the gallery ahead to see nascent versions of a pipe-smoking Yoda, young Luke Skywalker, and more.*This article appeared in the April 21, 2014 issue of New York Magazine. »
2 items from 2014
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