Galaxy’s Edge Book: From the Page to the Parks
The new Galaxy’s Edge book traces Black Spire Outpost from concept to creation….
By the way, I guarantee they aren’t done with Galaxy’s Edge. After all, Yoda said it best: “Always in motion is the future…”
However, would it shock you if — after designing several eras into both Batuu East and West — one became more representative of the “Original Trilogy” era (including The Mandalorian) and one more evocative of the “Sequel Trilogy?”
And, thinking like Hondo, to get the full picture you had to see both!
The Past, Present, and Future of Galaxy’s Edge
Would it shock you to see fully costumed character performers walking around? A Bith over there. A Devaronian over there.
What if there could be an expansion, with more spires and alleys and, well, what have you?
The new book by Amy Ratcliffe, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, lends some insight into the creative process that brought Batuu to life.
And it’s all there, insight into what exists in and around “Black Spire Outpost” and a look at what might have been (or might still be).
Plugging the book is the job of StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks, but — frankly — this time the job ain’t too hard.
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge arrives April 27, and comes loaded with concept art and insights chronicling the ideation and design of its namesake.
“Bringing The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge together was such an undertaking from everyone involved,” author Amy Ratcliffe tells StarWars.com. “I conducted a ton of interviews with Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm geniuses, and I was continually grateful for how available everyone made themselves. And also I was super impressed with everyone’s long-term memory…”
For Scott Trowbridge… The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a chance to show fans the evolution of ideas and the work of many unsung heroes. “While guests and audiences always get to see the finished product, I’m excited to be able to share this rare glimpse into the creative process and to share how Imagineering develops a concept from the earliest brainstorms and sketches, to developing those into fully fleshed out and buildable designs,” he says.
More Concept Art
Intrigued? Me too. Especially after I saw all these teaser illustrations:
Tell us: Are you heading out to pick up the new book on April 27? Let us know in the comments.