‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Early Zorii Bliss Designs Revealed

Zorii Bliss was played by frequent J. J. Abrams collaborator Keri Russell.

Early designs for Keri Russell’s Zorii Bliss from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have been revealed.

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may have been the final film in the mainline Star Wars saga, it saw the introduction of some cool new characters to the galaxy far, far away. One of the characters introduced in the film was Zorii Bliss, a spice runner who has shared a mysterious past with Poe Dameron. Zorii Bliss was accompanied by fan favorite Babu Frik, the little creature who contested Baby Yoda in cuteness.

Despite being a late addition to the Star Wars universe, Zorii Bliss has one of the coolest costume designs in the sequel trilogy, easily rivaling Kylo Ren’s outfits. With a golden helmet that echoed the Xenomorph’s design and a slick red suit, Bliss definitely had one of the most inspired suits in the film. Early designs for the character were revealed in The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which hit store shelves earlier this year. In the art book, fans can find early designs for some of the film’s most beloved characters.

Some of Zorii Bliss’ early designs from the art book were posted on Twitter by artist Calum Alexander Watt. They show different, early takes on the character’s design, as well as discussing some of the logic behind some of the visual choices. You can check them out below.

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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, the film 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!

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