As many of us have grown up with Star Wars, it often saddens us that Star Wars hasn’t grown up with us. The prequel movie was designed for children, and even promising new games like The Old Republic doesn’t quite capture how gritty and brutal the series could really be.
That’s where artist Kai Lim comes in. He’s stripped away all the flashy light saber fights and Jedi/Sith drama and focused purely on some of the more awesome sci-fi aspects of the series, which involve space ships and laser battles. He’s created an amazing series of artwork showing just how badass the Star Wars universe could be if we wanted it to be, and it makes me sad that Lucas doesn’t seem like he’d ever approve of something like this. It will just have to exist in comics and novels and card games (SWGTCG was what this art was created for), and someday when he dies, maybe we’ll get a movie or game like this.
See the rest of the gallery below: