A set of art for Star Wars: The Last Jedi provides fresh looks at the main cast. With the departure of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, The Last Jedi will see all of the new faces of the trilogy take on bigger roles, joined by some major returning faces; most excitingly Luke Skywalker, who's going to get significantly more screen time than in The Force Awakens.
In terms of plot details, though, not much is known. There's only been one teaser trailer, with most information coming from online leaks and merchandise; Force Friday had plenty of reveals, including Snoke's Mega Star Destroyer. Now, a new set of Last Jedi artwork from a professional illustrator give a fresh look at many of the sequel's most important characters.
Six pieces of art attributed to artist Brian Rood commissioned for the "Journey to The Last Jedi" marketing blitz have surfaced online. There are new looks at a caped General Leia (Carrie Fisher), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) giving a concerned look, Rey (Daisy Ridley) training with her lightsaber in front of a tall rock, a scarred Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) using The Force, Finn (John Boyega) in his jacket armed with a blaster, and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) up close in his pilot's uniform. Check out the artwork below.
Rood has worked extensively with Lucasfilm before, previously created a wealth of colorful, photorealistic artwork for both The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He has also done plenty of artwork dedicated to the original Star Wars trilogy.
This artwork boasts many of the same hallmarks as Rood's prior work on Star Wars; they're incredibly realistic and detailed with eye-popping colors, but they also have a delicate touch to them. Where they'll be officially used isn't known, but new takes on the trilogy's main characters are exciting all the same.
That said, while the artwork is impressive and brings the characters to life, they don't really reveal anything new about them or the film itself. After all, little is publicly known beyond vague leaked details - and, per Rian Johnson, the toys don't offer much in way of spoilers either. Whenever the next trailer drops, however, we should get a better idea of the story.
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- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017