Starting out at the special effects company Industrial Light and Magic, artist Bill George has worked on some of the most beloved films within the nerd community, including Return of the Jedi and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. George has now made a return to model building, in a familiar space, and now has a hand in the upcoming anime-inspired Star Wars: Resistance animated series. In a recent interview with SlashFilm, George was asked how he was approached by show runner Dave Filoni, he said that wasn’t how he came to be part of the show at all.
“He didn’t! We were having lunch and he mentioned that he had always wondered what a Corsair version of the X-Wing would have looked like. That night, I went home and ordered a Corsair model kit. When the kit arrived, I “kit bashed” a design based on the plane’s main fuselage and distinctive wings. When I presented it to Dave and he exclaimed, ‘That’s going in the new show!’ I thought it would be used as a background ship. I was shocked to find out it’s the ship belonging to the main character.“
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These sort of happenstance occurrences always make for great stories, and this one is no different. Just one of the amazing things that can come from having lunch with Pablo Hildalgo. George is a veteran of both ILM and Star Wars and it’s nice to see him leaving his mark on some of the newer content, and as he mentioned above, his work will prominently displayed as the main character’s ship.
Even though I was a huge fan of both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, I’m not overly excited about Resistance. I am of course going to watch it, because it’s Star Wars, and perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised.
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