Bringing alive a 'rebel alliance' in the style of Mos Eisley Cantina

In Star Wars…

The Mos Eisley cantina is a dimly-lit tavern known for its strong drinks, hot tunes, and occasional outbreaks of shocking violence. Most star pilots visiting Tatooine spend their downtime in the cantina, making it an ideal spot to hire a starship’s crew.

The cantina’s bad reputation had grown worse by the time of the Empire, with thugs of all species calling the dusty watering hole their home away from home. But the cantina was also a favorite stopping place for star pilots looking to run cargo or arrange a charter – which is why Obi-Wan Kenobi visited the bar with Luke Skywalker. Obi-Wan hoped to find a star pilot who’d bring him, the boy and Princess Leia’s droids to Alderaan, without asking a lot of questions. Within the crowd of aliens, Obi-Wan and Luke would cross paths with Han Solo and Chewbacca, down-on-their-luck smugglers destined to become rebel heroes.

Crafting a mythology

How do we bring to life a visual aesthetic, style and narrative for an emerging rebel alliance?