Star Wars Insider #162

Source: [SWOfficialWebsite] [It’s here! It’s finally here! To celebrate the return of Star Wars to the big screen, Star Wars Insider #162 — out now! — features interviews with nearly all the principle cast and crew]. [Click pictures for highres version].

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“Shadow of the Empire”?

Source: [The Verge] [Thanks to Disney’s marketing machine, we’ll never again hear the phrase “The Force Awakens” without thinking of Star Wars: Episode VII. But the movie could have had a different title. In fact, according to LucasFilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo, the film given the more menacing title of Shadow of the Empire for “a while.”] [Click picture for highres version].

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“The art of Star Wars”

Source: [AbramsBooks] Another interesting book. [Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: TFA will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic—all with unprecedented access.] [Click pics for highres version].