Star Wars: Episode VII Looks Inspired by Original Trilogy’s Artist

Star Wars: Episode VII Looks Inspired by Original Trilogy’s Artist

According to The Verge, it appears that the first episode in the Star Wars saga’s new trilogy seems to be inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy’s late artist Ralph McQuarrie.

After TMZ received exclusive on-set images on Monday, June 2, a comparison was drawn between the contents of the images at the artwork of McQuarrie. Judging by the comparison, it’s possible that the new Star Wars trilogy will go back to its roots and favor more practical and physical assets and effects rather that elaborate computer generated sequences (compare the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel trilogy and you’ll get the idea).

It’s also seemingly apparent that McQuarrie’s artistic and aesthetic style will shine through in the sequel trilogy, as he was responsible for the original concept drawings of the original trilogy’s iconic locations, characters and more.

LucasFilm confirmed on Friday, April 25 that all future Star Wars content will be the new canon to the franchise. With this announcement, it’d be safe to assume that upcoming videogame titles such as DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront and Visceral Games’ unnamed Star Wars project will also be part of this canon.

The writer and creative director of the Uncharted series, Amy Hennig, recently joined Visceral Games to work on said unnamed Star Wars project. While some elements may be included from Star Wars’ Expanded Universe, it’s been interpreted that the majority of it will be disregarded in favor of the new canon. Star Wars: Episode VII will also be part of this new canon by assumption.

Principal photography began for Star Wars: Episode VII on Tuesday, March 18. The film is slated to release in theatres worldwide on December 18, 2015 .

[ The Verge ]

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