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The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a book that collects storyboards, designs, and other artwork from the production of the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The book was written by Phil Szostak with a foreword by Doug Chiang, and it was published by Abrams Books on March 31, 2020.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the official behind-the-scenes companion to the definitive conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Featuring conceptual sketches and artwork, keyframe and matte paintings, costume and vehicle designs, storyboards, and much more, this book offers fans exclusive access to the Lucasfilm art department's creative process.

J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) returns to direct this final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. With a script co-written by Abrams and Academy Award winner Chris Terrio (Argo), the film rejoins Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) a year after the events of The Last Jedi. Led by General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, in her final film appearance), the remnants of the Resistance move toward a final confrontation with Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (Adam Driver) and an increasingly emboldened First Order—all while reckoning with their past and their own inner turmoil.

Led by Academy Award–winning production designer Rick Carter (Forrest Gump, Avatar, Lincoln, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and trilogy veteran Kevin Jenkins (Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), a group of incomparable artists, designers, and dreamers known as the Lucasfilm "visualists," came together to create the visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the only book to explore their vision for this final film in stunning detail, taking readers on a deep dive into the development of The Rise of Skywalker's fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new. Exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and with the Lucasfilm visualists provide a running commentary on the extraordinary art and design of the film, revealing the inspirations behind moviemaking magic at its finest.

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the definitive chronicle of the vision, innovation, and creativity that helped guide the Skywalker saga to its conclusion.

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