Check Out Some Alternate Logos For ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’

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If you’ve ever wondered what the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back logo could have looked like as a work-in-progress, then look no further. Recently, a Star Wars collector named Gus Lopez posted a collection of alternate logo sketches by concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. McQuarrie eventually went with the well-known logo for Empire Strikes Back, but it’s pretty cool to see what he came up with beforehand.

You can check out the alternative logo sketches below, along with Lopez’s caption.

“Daily Grail: Ralph McQuarrie original concept sketches of Empire Strikes Back logos”

Daily Grail: Ralph McQuarrie original concept sketches of Empire Strikes Back logos

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The next Star Wars film to hit theaters will be The Last Jedi and it will be the next in the saga following Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Last Jedi’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Ralph McQuarrie (via Gus Lopez)

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

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Star Wars-SagaMay the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • 39steps

    And now we’ve got crappy typeface. Thanks JJ!

  • Verbal Kint

    Slow news day?

  • John Scoleri

    Just to clarify, the logos on that sheet were created for a crew T-shirt design Ralph was working on, and not the official logo for the film. The official Empire Strikes Back logo had already been finalized by that point