Concept artist John McCoy has shared some of the work he did for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker on his website.
In an early script by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio, Kylo Ren visited a desolate Coruscant. McCoy did several pieces depicting this new version of the main planet of the Prequel Trilogy. But as is known, the idea was eventually dropped.
“This was a really fun idea I got the chance to play with”, says McCoy. “We were asked to explore a possible story point, of Kylo Ren venturing to an abandoned Coruscant. And as my friends know, abandoned cityscapes are a personal favourite of mine. I aimed to convey a deeply eerie sense of foreboding for this story point.”