Counting down the 235 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
RALPH MCQUARRIE STILL DESIGNING STAR WARS
If you know your Star Wars, you know the name Ralph McQuarrie. When developing his space epic, George Lucas famously engaged McQuarrie to design and paint images from the story of Star Wars as Lucas was developing the script. This was to help people visualize his world as well as to help the filmmaker gain funding to make Star Wars. McQuarrie created a truly staggering amount of illustrations and paintings.
McQuarrie died in 2012 so he can’t be assisting on The Force Awakens, right? No so fast. Take a look at this:
This is a McQuarrie design of Luke Skywalker when Lucas thought that the Skywalker character might be a woman. Below is The Force Awakens‘ Rey. The similarities are more than striking and McQuarrie’s visual signature on the Star Wars universe continues…