Star Wars: Yahoo Debuts New "Rise of Skywalker" Concept Art

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has come and gone, yet still is hotly debated by the fanbase. It will continue to be for years and years. Into that debate comes the Rise of Skywalker Art Book, full of concept art, VFX shots, and tons more info from the beginning stages of the production all the way through the final product. Yahoo debuted five new concept art images from the film, which can be found below:

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An early version of Lando Calrissian's disguise is revealed in 'The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Photo: Abrams Books, 2020/2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.)

First is a look at Star Wars favorite Lando Calrissian and what he might have looked like.

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Concept art for the Pasaana desert crawler as seen in 'The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Photo: Abrams Books, 2020/2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.)

After our heroes meet Lando, we get a cool planning scene inside a Pasaana desert crawler, which had open sides originally. Not a good way to stay hidden guys.

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Rey and Leia in a composition study included in 'The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Photo: Abrams Books, 2020/2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Leia handing Rey her lightsaber maybe? In any case, to me that looks like a younger version of Leia, so this may have been some kind of Force vision. I could be wrong though. I was wrong about a lot of what I thought we would see in this Star Wars film.

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In an early version of 'The Rise of Skywalker,' Kylo Ren visited Coruscant and encountered roving packs of space wolves as revealed in 'The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2020/2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Now for the two most interesting pieces of art. Apparently Kylo Ren was supposed to visit Coruscant at some point in the film. While there, he would have faced off with a race of space wolves while looking for the Jedi Temple. Damn, that would have been sweet.

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Kylo Ren walks through a hanger filled with Sith Troopers in a piece of concept art from 'The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2020/2020 Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Finally, in what would have been one of the most iconic shots of the sequel trilogy, we have Kylo Ren walking through Sith Troopers ala The Emperor's arrival from Return of the Jedi. What a missed opportunity.

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be in bookstores and for sale online Tuesday. The film is available to stream now, and hits Blu-ray/DVD on Tuesday as well.

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Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.

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