Whilst we got a good glimpse of it in the first trailer last month, some new looks at the rebuild of the iconic Millennium Falcon for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has arrived thanks to a cover story about Disney’s Bob Iger for Fortune Magazine.
The magazine claims to have the “first close-up shots” of the ship from the trilogy. Industrial Light & Magic worked with Fortune to create both the cover and opening photograph in the story.
The cover is said to be a blend of a custom rendering of ILM’s computer generated Falcon – combining a wireframe form with a more layered “textured render” in Photoshop. The photo is a photoshoot with Iger done by Fortune, the shots then handed over to ILM to deliver a digital mockup of the new Falcon in a way that it makes it look like a realistic shot of Iger standing right on set.
You can check out both shots below:
Speaking of “The Force Awakens,” one of the film’s stars is Oscar Isaac who tells Yahoo Movies this week that all the various snippets of information that have come out so far shouldn’t have much impact: “I don’t think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer. And also, the [plot theories] that get that formulated based on these things – they couldn’t be more far off-base.”