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Matt McGloin

Star Wars & Avengers Join Forces For Industrial Light & Magic Image



Check out a gatefold image from Wired for the 40th Anniversary of LucasFilm Industrial Light & Magic featuring some of the well known characters and creators from the various movies ILM has worked on.

We see characters from Star Wars, where the old meets the new with Yoda and the new bot from The Force Awakens, BB-8, in addition to George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and JJ Abrams; a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park, and Steven Spielberg and ET. That also looks to be Ant-Man standing on the "I."

The second image features Bumblebee and Michael Bay from the Transformers franchise; Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson; Ron Howard; Guillermo del Toro; a T-1000 Terminator, and Rango.

The third image features the Hulk and Iron Man from the Avengers; Lynwen Brennan of Avatar; Gore Verbinski with Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean; Colin Trevorrow of Jurassic World, and Duncan Jones of Warcraft, in addition to Slimer from Ghosbusters.

Industrial Light & Magic started when Fox finally greenlit Star Wars by giving George Lucas $25,000 to finish the screenplay; however, Fox had no special effects division of their own - so Lucas went out and created one.

"Industrial Light & Magic was born in a sweltering warehouse behind the Van Nuys airport in the summer of 1975."  

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