FLAVORWIRE EXCLUSIVE: The homestead on Tatooine, with its twin suns, where Luke Starkiller (later, Skywalker), lives. Artist credit: Joe Johnston
Fun fact: Storyboard artist Joe Johnston would go on to become a successful director in his own right, helming such films as Jumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger.
FLAVORWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Artist credit: Joe Johnston
FLAVORWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Another recently surfaced board echoes a Ralph McQuarrie painting and shows a Y-wing in a jungle clearing, as the rebel base was originally located outside until budget cuts moved it into an interior hangar. Artist credit: Alex Tavoularis
FLAVORWIRE EXCLUSIVE: The heroes enter the throne room, victorious. Artist credit: Joe Johnston
FLAVORWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Walkers tower over the now empty rebel trenches and fallen troops. Artist credit: Joe Johnston
“Construction robots” (per the second draft) R2-D2 and C-3P0 are rocked by an explosion, as rebels prepare to expel the invaders. Artist credit: Alex Tavoularis
A later iteration of the rebel attack of the Death Star begins. Artist credit: Joe Johnston
Han Solo emerges from carbon freeze. Artist credit: Dave Carson
In a later iteration, Johnston storyboarded the rancor’s entrance. Artist credit: Joe Johnston
Paploo the Ewok. Image credit: Nilo Rodis-Jamero
Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy is out today.