New 'Star Wars' concept art reveals more of 'Dark Rey'

Ben Arnold
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Dark Rey (Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)
Dark Rey (Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)

Following news that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be hitting Disney's streaming platform Disney+ much sooner than planned, we've been given a glimpse of some brooding new concept art.

In the finale of the recent trilogy, Rey confronts a vision of what could be, should she decide to divert her allegiance to the Dark Side of the Force.

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In a brief scene echoing The Empire Strikes Back, she fights what's dubbed as 'Dark Rey' - her doppelgänger, brandishing a double-bladed lightsaber.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.
Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)

The mere glimpse of this sent fans into frenzy when it was first seen in the movie’s trailers.

Now more of what this might have been expanded to has been dropped online by artist Adam Brockbank.

Brockbank has worked on almost all of the rebooted Star Wars projects, including Rogue One, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Hitting Instagram, he detailed the 'early experiments with Dark Rey', the most intriguing being Daisy Ridley's character with a Kylo Ren mask.

It was announced yesterday that The Rise of Skywalker will land on Disney on – wait for it – 4 May (aka May the Fourth), so next week.

This is two months earlier than planned, meaning that all nine Star Wars movies will be available to stream for the first time on 'Star Wars Day'.

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Also hitting Disney+ on 4 May will be eight-part documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which will go behind-the-scenes on Jon Favreau’s spin-off series.

“Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an opportunity for fans of the show to take a look inside and get to see a different perspective, and perhaps a greater understanding, of how The Mandalorian came together and some of the incredibly talented contributors throughout season one," Favreau said.