When an episode of The Mandalorian ends, it’s sad. You have to wait a whole week to find out what’s next in the continuing adventures of Bounty Hunter and Baby Yoda. However, the credits are filled with stunning concept art for the episode you just watched, and it shows how beautiful the collaboration between concept art and reality can be.
The official Star Wars Twitter account shared the concept art from episode three of The Mandalorian, “The Sin,” and it’s incredibly awesome. This episode was the first time fans got to see multiple Mandalorians fight together in live-action (animation fans, of course, got that all the time). Here are the images from the episode:
Image: All Images, Lucasfilm
And, oddly, not a Baby Yoda to be seen! A heavy infantry Mandalorian may be somewhat less adorable, but it’s no less awe-inspiring.
These images are more than mere concept art. They’re just art. Beautiful, fully realised paintings of scenes director Deborah Chow would eventually make into reality. It’s work fans rarely get to see outside of art books published months after release, so to be able to enjoy them during the show is pretty special.
A new episode of The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ Friday. We’ll have more later this week.