A brand new piece of concept art from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker shows Daisy Ridley’s Dark Rey moments away from wearing Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren helmet.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was met with mediocre reception all across the board for clumsily wrapping up the Skywalker saga. One of the biggest complaints from fans was the film’s convoluted plot, diversion from The Last Jedi‘s storyline, and Palpatine’s convenient return as the big bad. As with every Star Wars flick, there was enough good to be found in the bad to make the film a worthwhile endeavour. Considerable praise was shifted towards Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver’s performances as Rey and Kylo Ren. Fans were also happy to see that Rey dabbled with being evil, even if it was for a brief dream sequence.
In the film, Ridley’s Rey briefly sees a vision of herself as a Sith lord, rocking a black robe and a switch-blade-like red lightsaber. And while it was brief, it was a moment that stood for out fans and critics as one of the few inklings of creativity in an otherwise muddled film. To satisfy fan cravings, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept artist Adam Brockbank shared a brand new sinister image of Ridley’s Dark Rey, this time with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren helmet. You can check it out below.
Dark Rey looks absolutely menacing as she’s just about to wear Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren helmet. One of the key components of this piece is Rey’s Sith yellow eyes, which are eerily similar to Darth Maul’s. While we never got to see this cool and sinister moment in the latest Star Wars film, it’s safe to say that Dark Rey probably killed Driver’s Kylo Ren and took the helmet from him, ushering in a new era of the dark side.
Do you wish we got to see more of Dark Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? What do you think about her wearing Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren helmet? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Source: Adam Brockbank