More MS Paint Effects from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)


As we learned from an exclusive story a few weeks ago, all of the special effects in the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens are generated through Microsoft Paint, and archaic art program most popular in the late 1990s. Director JJ Abrams has released another batch of new screenshots from the movie guaranteed to get you more amped up than the Death Star laser.

However, readers BEWARE, for some of these images contain spoilers from the upcoming film.

Save a slice for me, Kylo!

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Baddie jedi Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) prepares to slice the Space Pizza, an intergalactic treat that serves as the main plot device of the new trilogy. “In the original Star Wars, everybody loves that cantina scene with all the crazy aliens jammed together,” explained Abrams. “We consulted [Star Wars creator] George Lucas to figure out how to capture that same sense of chaotic fun for our movie, and he said to us, ‘How about a pizza?'”

Heroes back in action

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Fans young and old can rejoice that Star Wars favorites Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) are back in their legendary Millennium Falcon! According to co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, Han and his Wookie pal are now the leaders of The Cloud Hat Gang, a retired group of smugglers dedicated to preventing spooky alien invasions. Speaking on the inspiration behind their new headgear, Kasdan said, “You know, we originally had a sci-fi western design in place so they could be these cool space cowboys. But then we did that thing in Paint where you scribble all over the page and fill in the chunks with different colors, and it was clear to everyone in the room that we had our Cloud Hat.”

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away


Abrams and his team have even given an updated look to Star Wars’ iconic opening crawl. “It’s pretty crazy that the title sequence in [Episode IV] A New Hope was all done by hand with miniature models,” marvels Abrams. “We just did ours in Microsoft Paint. It was so easy!”

Stay tuned for more breaking Star Wars news in the future.


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