New concept art has now been released showing the design and the creative process that went into The Mandalorian Chapter 11.
Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian on Disney+ was memorable for a number of reasons. The introduction of the water planet Trask provided a bounty of adventures for Din Djarin and The Child to get themselves into. The episode looked and felt like everything that Star Wars should be, from the used, lived-in world to the gritty nature of the characters.
Besides simply being action-packed and full of adventure, the episode also featured the live-action debut of Bo-Katan Kryze, a beloved character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The head of the Nite Owls and the heir to the throne of Mandalore, Bo-Katan blasted her way onto the screen portrayed by her animated voice actress, Katie Sackoff:
Bo-Katan will undoubtedly feature in more episodes. Plus, the hint she gave at the end of this episode makes it seem that the live-action debut of another beloved character, Ahsoka Tano, is imminent.
Now, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Chapter 11 as Lucasfilm today unveiled some exclusive concept art, posters, and stills from the episode. There were numerous pieces of art that dropped, and the entire gallery can be seen in HD on the Star Wars website. Here are a few of the standout selections:
A number of these art pieces were drawn by talented artists who have worked for Lucasfilm in many previous capacities. Christian Alzmann helped design BB-8 and new stormtrooper varieties for The Force Awakens, and Ryan Church helped create numerous planets for Revenge of the Sith, including Mustafar and Utapau.
These art pieces are incredible, and really showcase the creative talent and direction that goes into each individual episode of The Mandalorian. While some art pieces may never be seen in order to avoid spoilers, the fact that Lucasfilm is willing to give a bit of an insight into the creation of these episodes is great for fans that love behind-the-scenes details.
Fans of these pieces may want to check out The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a comprehensive archive of concept art from season one. The book will release on Dec. 20, 2020, and is available for pre-order now. Similar books have been published for the Sequel Trilogy films, featuring many of the same artists who worked on The Mandalorian.
Continue to follow the adventures of Din Djarin when Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian streams Nov. 20 on Disney+.