The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens is an upcoming behind the scenes reference book for younger readers. It is written by Mark Salisbury with the goal of teaching readers about the visual effects used to bring Star Wars creatures to life, and how the effects changed over time. It will be released on May 25, 2018.
Go behind-the-scenes of the biggest movie franchise of all time in this immersive and interactive book to see how favorite characters—Chewbacca, Yoda, Jabba and more—were created from concept to screen. This collectible book includes 20 special interactive elements, including six-page booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal the magic behind the movie with concept sketches, molds, digital imagery and more! Includes creatures and aliens from all 10 Star Wars films from A New Hope to Solo: A Star Wars Story!
The book was first announced as a part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi multimedia project, set to be released before the film. It was later pushed to December 15 to coincide with the release of film and the "Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi" banner was removed from the cover. However, the book did not meet that release date either.