Friday, June 12, 2020

“Star Wars” Is Getting a Concept Art Makeover

Disney Plus kicked off the Star Wars Day (May 4) celebrations by refreshing the streaming service’s look with concept art from the entire Skywalker Saga and its spinoffs. 

You’ve probably seen Ralph McQuarrie’s iconic 1975 painting of C-3PO and R2-D2, which would inspire the look of the first Star Wars movie two years later , but it’ll look even better on a big TV screen. Along with McQuarrie’s work, you’ll see Doug Chiang and other artists’ concepts for the movies and shows such as The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars as well as Jason Palmer’s spectacular saga-spanning mural from the Celebration 2019 convention.

The actual Star Wars Day (Monday, May 4) saw the latest movie in the franchise, The Rise of Skywalker, make its streaming debut on Disney Plus. With The Rise of Skywalker’s addition to Disney Plus, only one Star Wars movie will be absent from the service in the US — 2018’s Solo is currently exclusive to Netflix in the region, but is available on Disney Plus in Europe. It’ll hit Disney Plus in the US in July.

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