Andrew Hodgson, Senior Hard Surface Modeller at Industrial Light & Magic worked on Solo for 3 months while at ILM focusing mainly on the Corellia environment at the start of the film and the platform on Savareen. Hodgson worked very closely with the Gen team, especially the Gen Sup, Jeff De Guzman, creating modular environment sections for them that they would then place and add extra detail and coolness to.
Andrew modelled the modular foundations of all the Islands and created modified sections for the Favella, Starport and the Factory Island so they were all unique but fit in the same world. He also worked on background things like 2 vehicles, some background mech stuff and also blocked out some environments.
The Savareen platform was modelled by him with a damage pass done by Chris Dipaola. The Falcon was made by Masa Narita.
The Corellia environment was a ILM team effort and the work ended up looking fantastic. Andrew has said he was honored to have contributed to it and worked with such a great team.
The Resistance is outnumbered…Luke Skywalker has finally been found…and the Rebels fight against a growing evil. The First Order will stop at nothing to conquer the galaxy, and it’s up to our heroes to defend it! So this spring Marvel will take the story of Star Wars: The Last Jedi to a whole new dimension, just as it did with Rogue One, Marvel will be publishing a six-issue comic adaptation, to be written by Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels) with art from Michael Walsh and Mike Spicer(Star Wars Annual, Hawkeye, The Vision). And rest assured, this sacred Jedi text will be a page-turner.
The six issues will retell the story of Rian Johnson’s film, but Marvel is also promising that the series will contain “never-before-seen” material. Perhaps, like the upcoming novelization of The Last Jedi, the comic adaptation will contain scenes of Han Solo’s funeral and further elaborate the relationship between Resistance sisters Paige and Rose Tico. Or perhaps it’ll be something else entirely. Mike del Mundo’s cover for the first issue certainly paints porgs in a whole new light.
The first two issues of Marvel’s The Last Jedi comic will hit stores on May 2, with the second issue following on May 16. Below, check out a variant cover for the first issue featuring Rey in her Jakku days, illustrated by none other than former Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada.