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Two New Starships from Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed. Meet the Imperial Hauler and the Arrestor Cruiser!

Marketing for Disney’s new Solo: A Star Wars Story spin-off film is beginning to kick into high gear, and some new toys give us yet another look at the vehicles and characters that may be seen in the film. Just today, Reddit member Brodilla noticed that an upcoming Mattel Hot Wheels toy release features a vehicle based on a design originally created for George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars. Also we get a name for one of the starships that we’ve seen in the Solo trailer a few weeks ago. Read on for More.

 

We’ve seen in the past how original Star Wars concept art can be used for the inspiration of many of the vehicles, characters, locations and props in the Star Wars films. Well it appears that a new Mattel Hot Wheels toy shows a glaringly obvious resemblances to some concept art created by former Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic VFX designer, Colin Cantwell. Cantwell was one of original lead starship designers for Star Wars that created an incredible array of concepts for the original Star Wars series of films (you can read our interview with Cantwell from July 2017 here). While some Cantwell original designs were influential, some weren’t used in the Star Wars series.

 

Here’s a first look at the Imperial Arrestor Cruiser from Solo: A Star Wars Story. The design gives the ship a very unique look. Perhaps, it will be used as a tractor beam type ship in the film.

 

 

Cantwell originally pitched the concept of that ship directly to George Lucas to be used in the original 1977 Star Wars film as a Star Destroyer, but it was ultimately scrapped in favor of a completely different version.

“The creation of the #Stardestroyer – I asked George about the scenes. We had a few words in which he described the scenes. I then asked “Is it bigger than Burbank?” to determine the size of the Imperial Cruiser and the opening scenes of the movie. The hatch concept was developed in terms of the need of actual scenes later in the movie. In the opening I was describing something WWII-ish of a concept with a gunner in the fuscelage. The ship was designed with a lot of thought on what the viewer would experience related to the massiveness of the ship. This involved thinking of things and creating relationships between all of the ships and their interactions with each other.”

 

The creation of the #Stardestroyer – I asked George about the scenes. We had a few words in which he described the scenes. I then asked “Is it bigger than Burbank?” to determine the size of the Imperial Cruiser and the opening scenes of the movie. The hatch concept was developed in terms of the need of actual scenes later in the movie. In the opeing I was describing something WWII-ish of a concept with a gunner in the fuscelage. The ship was designed with a lot of thought on what the viewer would experience related to the massiveness of the ship. This involved thinking of things and creating relationships between all of the ships and their interactions with each other. George and I also discussed several other topics in which I asked qualifying questions. This gave me enough information to start designing the ships. It also gave him the information to continue with his work. I was separate from George for most of that time and worked on the final products alone. I started by creating what had to be in the middle and things were added on and so forth. I basically designed this ship and other ships around the function and the impact of the ship on the viewer. The sequence of function and the emotion and it had to feel like it was already there. When starting on a ship, I never did know what it would look like by the end. PS – those fighters in the concept illustration were the original imperial attack ships. I didn’t create the #TIE until much later. See the other concepts at www.cantwellcollection.com

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Also the new Hot Wheels toys give us a better look at the Imperial Hauler:

 

 

You probably remember that last May we showed you quite a few Solo concept arts that leaked on ebay and one of the ships from there was this Imperial Hauler. We’ve also spotted it in the Solo Trailer.

 

 

From the concept it is evident that the wings will be moving in an upright positing during landings. Also when in flight the wings can extend so that the Hauler could haul another ship or cargo.

 

 

From the trailer, the starship’s name and this concept art we can speculate that in the scene seen in the trailer, Han will steal a Hauler and release some kind of exploding cargo that will cause the explosion in the mountains. Or we could be totally wrong and the footage was intentionally edited this way so that we are misled to believe that Han is piloting that ship. I guess we will find out in less than 100 days.

 

Make sure to visit Colin Cantwell’s website for more information on his concepts and projects HERE.

 

 

 

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