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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: Millennium Falcon Graces The Cover Of ‘Fortune’
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger graces this month’s cover of Fortune magazine, but it’s what was placed behind the mogul in the photo that’s truly noteworthy — the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, what will be Disney’s first Star Wars installment since acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012.

Han Solo’s famed ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs can be seen in flight in the film’s recently released teaser trailer, but the magazine is offering the first close-up look at the newly designed Falcon.

Check out the cover image here below, along with a second image of Iger standing in front of the Millennium Falcon.

While the photos of Iger with the ship look quite impressive, they’re actually composite scenes created especially for Fortune by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the visual effects house launched by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas. ILM has created the visual effects for all the Star Wars films, as well as many, many other popular movies (the films of the Indiana Jones, Star Trek, and Marvel franchises to name just a few). The photos of Iger were taken during a separate photo shoot in New York. For the interior shot, ILM added in the ship from its place on the set of Pinewoods Studio in England; for the cover, a custom rendering of ILM’s computer-generated Falcon was added.

More about the cover:

As for the cover shot, Yannick Dusseault, visual effects art director for The Force Awakens, and his team gave Fortune six options showing the Falcon in different ways. The resulting image required the custom rendering of ILM’s computer generated Falcon. According to ILM, the fabled ship was rendered in wireframe form (a skeletal version) as well as a more layered “textured render,” which were combined in Photoshop to create the final image.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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[Source: Cover photograph by Wesley Mann/Conceptual Technical Drawing by Industrial Light & Magic for Fortune; Inside photograph by Wesley Mann for Fortune; Composite scene created by Industrial Light & Magic for Fortune. Via /Film]

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