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'Star Wars' Storyboards Reveal Strange Alternate Versions of Your Favorite Characters

24 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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...

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Drafting Darth Vader: Early Drawings From Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

23 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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. »

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