New 'Star Wars' Trailer Based On 1975 Concept Art Reveals A Very Different World

The concept art for 'Star Wars' shows that the film could've been very, very different.

Mustafa Gatollari - Author

Nov. 9 2018, Updated 12:30 p.m. ET

Even if you're not much of a Star Wars fan, chances are you know a thing or two about the movies, their characters, and the universe the stories take place in.

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The film's become a worldwide cultural phenomenon that has influenced so many types of art, from directors, painters, to video game creators and probably even business executives. I mean it's not hard to imagine that there are plenty of high power CEOs who dream of being Emperor Palpatine with a legion of Darth-Vader-esque managers beneath their wings.

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What a lot of people don't know is that there's some pretty funky original Star Wars concept art that imagined a universe that's vastly different than the one we've come to grow and love.

So someone took all of that old school, 1975 concept art and decided to create a Star Wars trailer based off of all that unused imagery and artistic direction. The result is something that's unique yet undeniably familiar.

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Courtesy of Florida Technica College's DAVE School (Digital Animation & Visual Effects), the trailer for The Star Wars was able to bring artist Ralph McQuarrie's sketches to life.

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Luke Skywalker is a female Jedi, Luka Starkiller, Han Solo has green skin and gills, and lightsabers aren't the all powerful weapons reserved for the Jedi; these are just a few of the differences from George Lucas' original concept world.

Here's some of McQuarrie's original work that DAVE was able to bring to the big (trailer) screen.

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I mean, McQuarrie's art is nothing short of amazing, you can check out a whole slideshow of the work George Lucas commissioned him to create for the original film:

Amazon's also selling this amazing, high quality art book of all his concept drawings for the film as well. So if you don't know what to get a super Star Wars nerd for Christmas, this might be something worth checking out.


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