Saturday, 17 February 2018
The race is on to complete RETURN OF THE JEDI and deliver it to cinemas and expectant fans during 1983, but the original traces of Revenge of the Jedi happily remain, too, as demonstrated by Unit Production Manager and documentarian talent Miki Herman, alongside George Lucas at Lucasfilm headquarters in 1983.
Saturday, 3 February 2018
With the third STAR WARS film in the works during 1982, the money-making merchandise was in full-swing preparation alongside it, especially KENNER/PALITOY who'd have confidential access to the concept art and model blueprints. Early toy publicity for the companies would bear their own version of the Revenge of the Jedi logo, too, as seen in this teaser poster for the new line for 1983.
Friday, 22 December 2017
On the Tatooine desert stage at Elstree Studios, also housing the Millennium Falcon shell and X and Y-wing fighter props, Carrie Fisher gets in a chat with one of the film's British production team, Pat Carr, before the sandstorm wind machines get going to make filming uncomfortable for the cast, on the first day's filming of Revenge of the Jedi, in January 1982.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
The colourful early Japanese marketing teaser poster for REVENGE OF THE JEDI, from late 1982, the use of colour red soon a heavy factor in the film's ultimate artistic representation by 1983, and its eventual title change to RETURN OF THE JEDI...
Saturday, 11 November 2017
The all-important event nexus showdown between Darth Vader and his son Luke Skywalker was an important part of the original marketing conceptual poster art for REVENGE OF THE JEDI in 1982, mixed in with Luke's all-new lightsaber and the environs of Endor.
Friday, 13 October 2017
We're used to seeing this world environment in its incarnation as Lothal for STAR WARS REBELS, but before that this grass plains world of Sicemon was originally home to the Rebel Alliance before its attack on the second Death Star, for REVENGE OF THE JEDI. during early conception in 1980, whilst the story was still being flux formulation by Lucas.
As we all know by now, unused classic art and concepts are always looked over anew for future SW productions, especially linked to Joe Johnston and Ralph McQuarrie.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
It may still be the era of EMPIRE, but that doesn't mean that there can't be a taster for REVENGE OF THE JEDI and its approaching blockbuster toy line, as seen with this now classic send-away gift advert for its exciting all-new alien character hero, Admiral Ackbar.