A massive batch of Star Wars: Episode IX concept art leaked the other day which didn’t look to be from J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and was then connected to Colin Trevorrow’s version of the film after art matched elements of the leaked script.
Colin Trevorrow the former co-writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX has now confirmed on Twitter that the leaked concept art is indeed from his incarnation of the final installment titled Star Wars: Duel of The Fates.
TREVORROW: “Yes, this is from Duel of The Fates. But I’d never kill R2…he just took a bad hit. Happens to all of us.”
Yes, this is from Duel of the Fates. But I’d never kill R2…he just took a bad hit. Happens to all of us. https://t.co/ekGMRUdV2g
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) January 24, 2020
Here is that artwork which clearly sees a bulk of the film set on Coruscant (a locale from the prequels) and Rey is wielding her own double-edged lightsaber donning a costume that seems to mirror Luke Skywalker’s outfit from Return of The Jedi.
It also included a return of Luke Skywalker’s force ghost who has the ability to grab Kylo Ren’s lightsaber with his hand.
It is certainly interesting to see the very different incarnations of Episode: IX and seeing what could have become the film that ended the Skywalker Saga.
Colin Trevorrow is currently busy with Universal’s Jurassic World 3 (we first revealed the working title will be Arcadia) at Pinewood Studios UK and will be released in June 2021.
Star Wars will be taking a small breather as we won’t be getting a feature film release in 2020 or 2021, as the next untitled film will be set to be released in theaters on December 16th, 2022.
Lucasfilm has yet to announce details about Star Wars 2022 or who will be directing it.
A rumbling from the trades suggested recently that the official Star Wars 2022 announcement would be happening this month. However, there is shot that won’t be happening. That news could be on-hold possibly because it was just revealed that their Kenobi series will have it’s production start delayed until January 2021 from this summer.
SOURCE: COLIN TREVORROW