‘Blade Runner 2049’s Art Director Set for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
We don’t know much about Star Wars: Episode IX yet. We assume our core heroes — Rey, Finn, and Poe — will be back, as will Kylo Ren, and we also assume there will be some conclusion to the battle between good and evil that has rocked the galaxy ever since 1977. But as for plot, we got nothing. One thing is for sure, though: it’s going to look amazing.
According to Omega Underground, Lucasfilm has hired Paul Inglis, the visionary mind behind Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Children of Men, and Blade Runner 2049, as the art director for Episode IX, which means that whatever happens in the movie, it sure will be easy on the eyes. J.J. Abrams revealed this week that they’d start shooting Episode IX sometime this summer.
It’s difficult to pick a film out of that bunch as most indicative of Inglis’ talents, but Blade Runner 2049 is certainly the one that has garnered the most acclaim for its looks. Episode IX probably won’t have the same style of slow, contemplative tracking shots around massive ruined structures, but based on his past work Inglis seems like a great bet to make the look of the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy really stand out.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019.