Gorgeous Oblivion Concept Art Showcases The Future Earth

By David Wharton | Updated

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While Star Trek Into Darkness is easily the most talked-about science fiction film on the horizon in 2013, there are several promising non-franchise flicks hitting next year as well. You’ve got M. Night Shyamalan’s hopefully-a-comeback movie After Earth. You’ve got Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, the Matt Damon flick Elysium. And you’ve got Oblivion, starring everyone’s favorite Scientologist, Tom Cruise. It was only last week that we got a glimpse at Oblivion courtesy of the first poster and trailer. If those left you wanting to see more of the film’s desolate future Earth, check a full gallery of gorgeous concept art from Oblivion below.

Before you scroll down there, however, we want to highlight a few of the individual pictures. We’ll be offering some speculation and observation below this first image, so don’t scroll down if you want to remain unspoiled.

These appear to be the people Cruise’s Jack Harper discovers living on the supposedly abandoned Earth. From what we see in the trailer, it looks like Morgan Freeman’s character, Malcolm Beech, is their leader.

This is the snazzy little hovercraft/shuttle thingy that Harper uses to zip around repairing drones. It looks like Apple designed it, no?

This definitely looks like an Earth in better shape that we see in the trailer. From a flashback sequence maybe?

Hard to tell what’s going on in this shot. Cryosleep pods maybe? Cloning tanks? The figures do all seem to look similar, but hat could just be because the artist didn’t want to spend time drawing a dozen different faces.

Oblivion opens in theaters on April 19, 2013, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Bell, and Melissa Leo. Check out the full gallery of concept art from io9 below.