Rolling back the years once again we present Danny’s Diary, a series of articles written back in 2007 – 2008 and originally posted on Lightsabre.co.uk by ILM and Kerner Optical multi-tasker Danny Wagner.
Tuesday 13th November 2007
The Star Wars Experience – The Empire Strikes Back – Special Edition 1997
The major project we did for the Special Edition was the Wampa Suit – very cool! That was a blast. Lucky Howie Weed got to play the large beast. I also added some cool Tauntaun skulls for the snow bed. I also did a real fleshy severed head of a Tauntaun but they thought it was too bloody and gory for the film so they cut it.
You can even see the skull in the snow in the scene while the Wampa is chomping on a bone. It even made it onto some game cards!