Nearly three years since the Disney era of Star Wars films began with The Force Awakens, one would suspect that everything about the film would be common knowledge at this point. It turns out there is a new bit of information relating to the film, and it involves one of the major scenes in the film: Rey’s Force vision. In this final version seen in the film, Rey sees events she has experienced as well as her future showdown with Kylo Ren. However, it turns out that an earlier version depicts her seeing additional characters, including a young Luke Skywalker.
Reddit user BothanSpies has posted concept art depicting actor Robert Boulter as a young Luke Skywalker. Additionally, this version of Luke is wearing an outfit resembling the one he had during his climactic fight with Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. This is a logical choice given that the Force vision was originally going to show the key moments of that scene.
The concept art is also significant because it confirms the rumor that Boulter was cast to play Luke in flashbacks. There were reports in early 2015 about Boulter’s potential casting but were not confirmed at the time. Thanks to BothanSpies releasing this art, fans have the opportunity to see what the Force vision sequence could have included.
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Source: Reddit (via Adam Frazier)
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