Announced a few days ago as part of the news pertaining to the arrival of The Rise of Skywalker on Disney+ on May 4, StarWars.com gives us a preview of some of the iconic artwork that will be featured on the streaming service for Star Wars properties throughout the week beginning May 4.
It all started with two droids rolling through an alien desert, a concept art painting by Ralph McQuarrie that brought George Lucas’s vision for Star Wars into sharp focus.
This Star Wars Day, Disney+ will honor the artistry that began more than 40 years ago and continues with the dedicated concept artists at Lucasfilm today. In addition to the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the premiere of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, beginning May the 4th the streaming service will add concept art to celebrate each chapter in the Skywalker saga and beyond.
Like a commemorative gallery, each film and series’ artwork will be updated on May the 4th to feature its original concept paintings. From Star Wars: A New Hope to The Mandalorian, the updated art will feature work from celebrated artists such as the legendary Ralph McQuarrie and Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang.
On the Disney+ home screen, the animated Star Wars logo will also get an upgrade with a new animation that honors the hyperspace jump that transports us all to a galaxy far, far away.