THE Book on Batuu Arrives – Get Yours Now!
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has fans thinking….
A few days back we got pretty excited for the arrival of Amy Ratcliffe’s new book, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
And now, as we watch reviews come in, we get psyched to head to the bookstore!
Looking into the book on Batuu…
That’s especially so when Slashfilm.com‘s Ethan Anderton wrote:
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Amy Ratcliffe takes fans through the creation of the Disney theme park attraction, from the first concept art of the new canonical location in the Star Wars saga to ambitious ideas for attractions that never came to fruition. There’s even a sneak peek at what’s to come in the near future.
Slashfilm also notes:
- With a personal foreword from Scott Trowbridge of Walt Disney Imagineering and insights from various artists, designers, Lucasfilm executives […the book] reveals an ample amount of development and planning that went into creating the expansive theme park land.
- As with the many artbooks that have been released for the Star Wars movies over the years, the many pieces of concept art are the biggest draw, and they’re more than satisfying.
- There’s much more of this Star Wars locale that we’d love to explore, and the pages of The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge show how much potential there is to make this theme park destination even better.
Some Details Left to the Imagination
However, Slashfilm also explained that readers shouldn’t expect to learn everything they’d like to know.
Because the revelations about the development of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are so few and far between, a lot of the art raises more questions than answers, and the book could have benefited from more insight into the development process.
Of course, Ms. Ratcliffe is beholden to Disney and Lucasfilm, so perhaps there’s something to the idea of her being coy with any extra details. However, it’s most likely not because she didn’t know a lot of those insights.
And if that keeps some things in the hopper for the Imagineers to use later, there’s nothing wrong with that.
I am going to grab that book ASAP.