Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that recent concept art showcasing looks at his original plans for “Star Wars: Episode IX” are indeed true.
The “Jurassic World” helmer was originally supposed to write and direct the final episode in the Skywalker saga, but was ultimately replaced by J.J. Abrams and the story was taken in a whole new direction that became “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” currently in cinemas.
In recent weeks, Trevorrow’s script for what would have been called “Star Wars: Duel of the Fates,” and more recent concept art for this version, have seemingly leaked online.
On Twitter, Trevorrow confirmed the title and some of the concept art going around were part of his original vision for the film. He also touched upon one piece of art which showed R2-D2 having taken significant damage. He assures fans R2 would not have died.
Trevorrow has barely spoken about “Star Wars” since he left Episode IX a few years ago, and so far fan reaction to the details and art have been quite good.
Meanwhile, Abrams’ final film is still in cinemas and has just set a home video release date with a Digital HD release on March 31st and a disc release (including 4k) on April 14th.
Source: Cinema Blend