The creator of this trailer is a Russian artist and animator Dmitry Grozov, who goes by “Ahriman.” The trailer gives us all the iconic shots from the original movie that you’d expect to see: Luke Skywalker watching the binary sunset on his homeworld of Tatooine, the Mos Eisley cantina, Han Solo’s introduction, the TIE fighter battle as the Millennium Falcon escapes the Death Star, Darth Vader’s final lightsaber battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the final X-Wing attack on the Death Star trench, all lovingly recreated.
If anything, this trailer serves to remind us all how truly iconic A New Hope really is. How many other movies in history can boast that nearly every single frame of this film is instantly recognizable and iconic? Perhaps The Wizard of Oz and a handful of others, but that list is not long. Inevitably, Disney will one day attempt to remake A New Hope, whether we want them to or not, and maybe the only way we’d all be OK with that is if it were a full length anime version, similar to what this trailer has shown us. There have been Star Wars manga adaptations, so why not anime too? We say go for it, Lucasfilm!
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Images: Dmitry Grozov / Lucasfilm