Insane ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Concept Art Reveals Darth Vader, Wildly Different Looking Story

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Last week, we brought you the news that Colin Trevorrow’s original script for Star Wars: Episode IX had leaked onto the internet. Trevorrow (Jurassic World) was originally hired to direct the third film in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy but eventually walked away from the project in 2017 due to creative differences.

Trevorrow was apparently relatively deep into the process of developing the film, though, as what has since been confirmed to be a legit script leaked online last week. Titled Star Wars: Duel of the Fates, the difference between what was planned and what we eventually got with The Rise of Skywalker is vast.

The script is full of various reveals, the biggest of which being that Palpatine, while mentioned, is a mere afterthought in comparison to the role he played in The Rise of Skywalker.

The leak says that Duel of Fates puts a bigger emphasis on Kylo Ren, Rey, The First Order, and the Resistance, than the eternal Sith lord. Palpatine is mentioned in the breakdown, but based on the scene descriptions in the breakdown, he doesn’t seem to actually appear in the film.

There are some great highlights in this alleged leaked script, too. Rose Tico and BB-8 get a heist sequence of their own. The Resistance, including Poe and Finn, steal a god damn Star Destroyer. Kylo Ren fights a Darth Vader. And Chewie even pilots an X-Wing.

In the end, it’s revealed that Kylo Ren killed Rey’s parents. She’s not a Palpatine, she’s just Rey. The Force Ghosts of Luke, Obi-Wan, and Yoda all assist Rey in her final battle against Ren. The Jedi all try to bring Ben back to the light, but they are unsuccessful. As the leak says, “Ben is extinguished.” [via Esquire]

Now, just a week after the leak of the script, concept art that appears to match the narrative of Duel of the Fates has leaked online and is equally as impressive as the script itself.

You can check out all 20 of the concept art images here.

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Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him eric@brobible.com