Although the Millennium Falcon was unveiled in the recent Star Wars VII teaser trailer, it looks as though we finally get a closer look in these awesome new images.
Applauded for his acquisition of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar, Disney’s Bob Iger appears centre stage on the cover of Fortune Magazine. But it seems he’s brought along an old friend as he unveils a closer look at the Millennium Falcon.
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“Lucasfilm’s special effects division, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), worked with Fortune to create both the cover and opening photograph in the story, an inside look at the innovative technologies used across Disney’s diverse businesses and brands.”
But it looks as though that’s not actually Bob Iger on set… and if you look closely, it becomes obvious that this particular Millennium Falcon is a CGI render.
“According to ILM, the fabled ship was rendered in wireframe form (a skeletal version) as well as a more layered ‘textured render’, which were combined in Photoshop to create the final image,” they explained. “The collaboration started with our photo shoot with CEO Iger earlier this month in New York. The photos were then turned over to ILM to, well, work their magic. Not surprisingly, the secretive division was mum about the exact process for creating the realistic shot of Iger standing right on set…”
Obviously, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Millennium Falcon. After all, it was featured extensively throughout the original Star Wars trilogy. But this is certainly our closest look yet at the newly upgraded ‘Star Wars VII’ ship.
And a closer look at their cover shot reveals the new rectangular radar dish in pride of place.
But that’s not all. The impressive render featuring Bob Iger stood in the hangar alongside the Falcon gives us a brief glimpse at the underside of the ship… a scene which is all too familiar to fans of the original trilogy.
But will we soon get another look at the Millennium Falcon in action?
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At the moment, we’ll have to wait and see. But after the recent teaser trailer was finally unveiled, it seems there are plenty of characters left to unveil. And with a lack of original trilogy heroes, I get the feeling there’s still plenty left to show us.
Star Wars VII heads to cinemas on 18 December 2015.
What do you think of these cool new images? Are you looking forward to seeing the Falcon on the big screen? Let us know what you think in the comments below…