An early piece of concept art shows Daisy Ridley’s Rey annihilating a horde of Storm Troopers singlehandedly in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a film that sadly had something of a troubled production. After the film’s original director, Colin Trevorrow, was booted off the project, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams was brought on to finish up the project. Whatever Trevorrow was planning, however, was completely scrapped leading to a production that was rushed which sadly showed in the final product.
One such thing that constantly changed was the backstory of Daisy Ridley’s Rey. Star Wars: The Last Jedi made the bold decision to have Rey just be a random woman who happened to get caught up in the battles between the Jedi and the Sith. Rise of Skywalker opted to retcon that but even up until the day of shooting it had not been decided just what that retcon would be. But, at least early on in the project, Daisy Ridley’s Rey would have displayed a terribly powerful ability with the force.
In a recent post, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept artist Adam Brockbank showed an early concept image for the film, that features Daisy Ridley’s Rey annihilating a group of Storm Troopers with a blow of the force. It is unclear just when this scene was going to take place in the film, with Brockbank only referring to the setting as a scorched planet:
What do you all make of this image? Would you have liked to have seen Daisy Ridney’s Rey use powers like this in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: 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, Star Wars: 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 for all the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.