Though it was originally set for a December release, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is going to hit shelves next week and now looks like a few concept art pieces from the third and final entry in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy have managed to make its way online before the official release.
Insider has exclusive copies of five concept art pieces from the upcoming art book of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, giving fans a peek at alternate versions of the movie.
The first photo shows off an alternate design for Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) outfit in Episode IX. It seems like the designers for The Rise of Skywalker wanted to give the Jakku orphan an outfit that would remind fans of Leia’s (Carrie Fisher) outfit in A New Hope and perhaps Amidala’s battle outfit fighting in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Unfortunately, Abrams preferred Rey’s look in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Another concept art piece shows Rey finding herself face to face with a serpent hiding in the forest of the rebel base. We wonder whether the scene was ever shot for the movie.
The third concept art piece shows an alternate outfit for Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
"It's something that he might have worn underneath his clothes or a garment that he would have had close at hand. Just simplifying it down and making it not black, but off-black. We looked at browns and teal blues," said chief costume concept artist, Glyn Dillon.
There’s an alternate version of Kylo Ren’s boardroom too.
It seems like Abrams had a lot of different ideas for The Rise of Skywalker. We can’t wait to see what the film might have looked like with all of the concept art in the art book for Episode IX.
The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on March 31.