New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept art reveals a very different Star Destroyer

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The final instalment in The Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab), almost introduced a massive double-decker Star Destroyer.

Emperor Palpatine’s Final Order boasted a fleet of ships that could destroy planets – and it seems that Kylo Ren’s First Order nearly got some new gear too. LucasFilm VP and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang shared a look at concept art for the ship’s design on Instagram (opens in new tab) with the caption: “A new First Order Star Destroyer concept for EP9! I thought a double-decker might be fun.”

While it might look like the new PS5 (opens in new tab) on its side, fans have pointed out that the double-decker Star Destroyer could have made for some very cool movie moments. Instagram user @berubefilms (opens in new tab) commented: “...that trench could allow for great camera moves during dog fights. I love it. “

The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab) divided critics in its attempt to bring closure to a cinematic saga more than 40 years in the making. But Chewbacca star Joonas Suotamo provided the definitive statement of neutrality on Twitter. (opens in new tab) “I woke up to see that #TheLastJedi and #TheRiseOfSkywalker are both trending. Debating movies is a healthy and natural part of filmmaking, but I loved working on both of these films and collaborating with everyone involved.” He added, “I might be biased though. Rawrrgh!”

Though the Skywalker Saga is over, the world of Star Wars is still full of stories worth telling. Earlier this year, Star Wars finally revealed that the mysterious Project Luminous was, in fact, The High Republic. (opens in new tab) The series of interconnected books and comics set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga will reportedly feature Wookiee Jedi.

Elsewhere, it has also been announced that a new Star Wares series titled The Bad Batch (opens in new tab) will premiere on Disney Plus in 2021. The animated series will see the iconic Dave Filoni back at the helm and follows a squad of genetically mutated clones who we first met in The Clone Wars (opens in new tab). So it’s clear that there will be plenty more adventures in the galaxy far, far away to sink your teeth into very soon.

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Millicent Thomas

Millicent Thomas was once a freelance games and film journalist, writing for publications including GamesRadar, Total Film,,, Wireframe, Little White Lies, Culturess, SciFiNow, and more. She is now in international PR and marketing for Ubisoft.