This is not often that we take a look behind the curtain at the creative design process in a galaxy far, far away but this artconcept of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gives us exactly that - all in you connecting to two Star Wars spin-offs.
Designer Jake Lunt Davies shared artwork on Instagram, revealing three (presumably) background characters that weren't cut.
More interesting than episode 9, apparently almost with a gang of girls lounging on a speeder, it's the fact that they each have connections to either the sequel and the prequel, Solo or The Mandalorian trilogies.
"The girl on the left was an alien I made for the casino in The Last Jedi and the girl in the center was also a species for TLJ as well as making appearances in Solo and the Mandalorian. And a Twi 'Lek in the right, ”Davies said.
Whether you like Rise of Skywalker or not, the relative lack of new alien species was a black mark against a franchise that so often embraced weird and wonderful designs It 's heartwarming to see that they have found homes elsewhere on the screen.
It ' s not clear which character appeared in both Solo and Mando was the same character - probably not unless Lucasfilm played the super-long game with the more minor of the minor aliens - but it's nice to see this kind of world-building continuing behind the scenes.