Art Imitates Life: Are The Force Awakens Concept Artists Taking Inspiration from Real Photos? - Star Wars News Net | Star Wars News Net
Go To Top

Art Imitates Life: Are The Force Awakens Concept Artists Taking Inspiration from Real Photos?

TheForceAwakensSeveral members from our forum The Cantina, conducted some impressive detective work and created a thread with several real life photos that probably have been used by The Force Awakens concept artists for inspiration while working on the movie…

 

 

BEWARE OF POTENTIAL SPOILERS

 

 

A seemingly goofy behind the scenes photo that Mark Hamill took during filming of the Return of the Jedi could supply the basis for a now famous and divisive piece of concept art. During production of the Rancor pit scene in Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill posed for his own silly take on Hamlet. It was just picture of a man having some fun with the props laying around on the set. But it bears a striking similarity to a certain piece of concept art that was leaked early during production of The Force Awakens. A piece of concept art that had fans divided over who exactly we were looking at in this image.

 

Luke

 

The similarities between the next concept art and the photo with Adam Driver are unquestionable. In the photo Adam Driver poses for Vogue magazine.

 

 
Adam Driver

 

In the next image you can see a concept art with Max von Sydow’s character (that we described before HERE), and photo with the actor from the movie Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. You can see that the art is a complete copy of the photo. You can even notice some of the background elements from the photo used in the art.

 

Max von Sydow

 

The next one is a comparison between a new concept art with what appears to be cave and Ralph McQuarrie’s art with the Emperor’s original throne room from ROTJ.

 

Cave

 

And the last one is a very cool observation on the background of the famous Grave Robber concept art and where it originated from.

 

Grave Robber

 

We’re in no way trying to draw any conclusions based on these images. We’re not saying that this is Luke in the first image gazing at his father’s helmet. We don’t even know if these concept arts will be used in the movie. So treat this article just as a fun piece. Artists using real life images for inspiration is also completely normal so this shouldn’t surprise us at all.

 

 

Thanks to all the Cantina members that contributed to the thread HERE.

 

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.

Born on April 24, 1980.

 

The comments section on the blog is intended to be a place for all Star Wars fans to share their thoughts, opinions, and points of view in a safe and respectful environment. While everyone is free to share, certain behaviors will not be tolerated. Any inappropriate comments or personal attacks, especially those concerning a person's ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion will be deleted. We have implemented a new system which holds every comment with foul language for moderation. Our moderators retain the ability to ban members who are clearly derailing and spamming the comments sections with unnecessary content, especially comments of offensive, abusive, or threatening nature.

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: seo services | Thanks to seo company, web designer and internet marketing company