Prequel concept artists Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig are working on the ‘exciting new future for Star Wars,’ StarWars.com announced earlier this week. It’s not clear if they’ll be working on Episode VII, standalone films, neither or both.
They’ll be attending Celebration Europe next month.
Chiang was design director for The Phantom Menace and concept design supervisor for Attack of the Clones. McCaig, who designed Darth Maul, was one of the principal designers throughout the prequels.
Chiang and McCaig are the first major behind-the-scenes Star Wars veterans to be announced as returning for future films, aside from screenwriter Laurence Kasdan (doing a spinoff) and George Lucas as creative consultant on Episode VII.
5 Replies to “Concept artists Doug Chiang and Iain McCaig returning for ‘future of Star Wars’”
The starwars.com article goes out of its way to not specifically mention Episode VII, just the “future” of Star Wars. It might be that they’re working on the stand alones.
Perfect example of why con-blogging is such a PITA, or at least why I shouldn’t write posts in a room full of Jaders. Fixed.
Love me some Chiang!
This is the best news I could have hoped for this week. If they bring back Ryan Church as well, I will have zero complaints.
I wonder if they’ve been working for a while now or if they’re just getting started?
StarWars.com says they “reunited at the start of this year.”
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