With the release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ just around the corner and people flocking to theaters in droves, it’s a good time to have a closer look at the concept art of the first film in the new trilogy, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015).

Posted on their official site, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has revealed concept art created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The art reveals points from across the film’s development; from recognizable renditions of Kylo Ren and the desert planet of Jakku to early pieces which reveal how radically different the film so easily could have been.

In some of the stuff that was eventually scrapped, we see some concepts for both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker that are a bit different from how they finally appeared on the big screen.

“Each artist began to explore his individual response, and collectively, we began to answer, with our words and art,”

“Out of our brainstorming sessions emerged visual imagery of where we might want to go and what it would look like when we got there. We were not merely illustrating scenes that already existed: we were initiating storytelling concepts through the visual images themselves.”

– Rick Carter, co-production designer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out the artwork below, and visit ILM’s site to see more concept art for the film.

All images © The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic.

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