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Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Cover confirms MSW story?

And maybe a few other small tidbits too, maybe...

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The writer who always turns his writing up to 11,Phil Szostak, has shared the covered of his new Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cover. The cover is really badass, maybe the best cover of any of the art of books and that says something as the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens cover with Kylo was really good. I’m super pleased with the covers this round, that’s for sure. But I’m also intrigued by how in various tiny ways they might confirm what we’ve been hearing about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Publisher: Abrams
Author: Phil Szostak
Art: Lucasfilm Art Department
Format: Art of
Description: The official behind-the-scenes concept, production, and post-production art for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Go inside the creative process behind the most anticipated film of the century. The latest trilogy in the Star Wars film series brings the Skywalker Saga to a close and The Art of The Rise of Skywalker will take readers into the creative process behind visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons and vehicles of the landmark conclusion more than 40 years in the making.
On-sale: 12/20/2019

But what really is interesting to me and everyone that saw the cover before me this morning is that it seems to potentially reference a recent MakingStarWars.net scoop about the “Force Flash Fights.” Of course it could all be a really huge coincidence. But either way, it puts an interesting visual to the scoop and I feel like it might even help us understand where J.J. Abrams might be taking that rad insanity on a visual level.

Lucasfilm revealed a few other covers that also seem to confirm a tiny other things. We had a scoop about Snowtroopers and actors recently and we had seen snow in The Rise of Skywalker sets such as in Black Park and the Droid Factory/Droid Repair Center location. We have a shot of a revised trooper for the snow that seems to play on the Solo: A Star Wars Story trooper (with a little less fur):

We have also heard about a lot of artifacts coming into play that propel the story and Kylo using one to light his path so to speak. I wonder if this is the character some of those items in the film are obtained from?

I hope everyone has a good May the 4th. You can check out all the books Lucasfilm revealed today here.

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