UPDATE 2! Descriptions of Unseen The Force Awakens Concept Art! Max von Sydow’s Character, the Tri-Wing and More.

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There comes a time when your sources have something physical to show you in addition to telling you what to expect from an upcoming movie, and with us, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is no different. We now have three brand new pieces of concept art that we’re willing to discuss thanks to a friendly e-mail we received recently!


Viral Hide’s Note: Since I received these concept art images, I was trying to find out if they are legit. I sent them to our most credible source, who neither confirmed nor denied them. Actually he and the people around him couldn’t remember seeing any of these and presumably if real, they are very, very old. So keep that in mind while reading the descriptions. As my source said – concept art for the movie started way before the script was even finished.


As you know we have a policy not to post any content that is stolen and/or copyrighted. So we’re not going to post the actual art but only a description of it. 


I think it’s unnecessary to say that there are potential SPOILERS ahead. If you still want to continue reading, then read Pomojema’s description below.


I’ll start off with the less spoilerific of the three: A new rebel starship known as the “TRi-wing” (note: I’m not sure if the capitalization there was a typo, so it’s not clear to me if it’s meant to be written as TRI-wing, TRi-wing, or Tri-wing), drawn from four different angles. It has a red and grey color scheme, similar to Obi-Wan’s ship at the beginning of Revenge Of The Sith, only much brighter with both of its colors. It sort of looks like what would happen if you had some kind of mashup between an A-wing, a B-wing, and the Droid Tri-fighter. Of these ships, it most greatly resembles the B-wing, and ironically least resembles the Tri-fighter from Revenge Of The Sith. It has three large engines and three guns that are slightly larger than those of a B-wing. If the ship were flying directly at you, it would look exactly like the front side of a B-wing, but with heavy artillery and more massive engines on the sides perpendicular to the cockpit. To put it more accurately, one of the engines is where the B-wing cockpit would be stationed, while the actual cockpit is just to the side of the wings with the other two engines. Here’s a picture of a B-wing for reference:



The actual cockpit of the ship is much like that of an X-wing; however, instead of having a straight-edged nose, a wedge stuck to the front of the ship pointing downward (relative to the picture above). While we’re on the subject of X-wings, I should note that the engines seem to split into semicircular exhaust ports, much like the new generation of starfighters that we saw in the trailer. One of the three guns is fairly close to the cockpit, while the other two are closer to the center. Behind these guns is something that resembles a sail, and is the part of the ship that resembles an A-wing – it’s relatively flat. I’m presuming that this sail is used to explain how this thing lands, because it doesn’t seem to have any technical purpose to the ship otherwise, and I’m having a hard time visualizing how this ship gets on and off the ground. That being said, it’s a really cool design, and I really would love to see it hit the big screen.





We received many requests from fans and we asked our friend and Cantina member @Eli Hyder (make sure to check out his Instagram page for more on his work HERE) to make a sketch based on our description. Here it is:


Tri-Wing Small

Obviously very early in the production a huge amount of concept art with all kinds of star fighters was made. They look cool but some of them are not very practical. But who cares, it’s Star Wars. As I said my guess is that this is a very early art that won’t make the final cut.




Next comes the appearance of the character played by Max von Sydow. He does not have any cybernetic implants upon his face, nor is there makeup of any sort; he wears a dark robe with a grayish tunic running across half his torso. The art is largely dark so it’s hard to determine much detail. He’s seated, leaning slightly forward with his hands folded, with a faint smile on his face. “Menacing” is not at all the vibe I would say I get from his character in the slightest – he looks more like a grandfather, ready to listen to a story his grandchildren have to tell him. In fact, our source describes him as having “an ‘Obi Wan’ vibe” to his character. In many ways, the picture reminds me of John Hurt’s portrayal of Mr. Ollivander from the Harry Potter series. The most important aspect of this artwork is that it is most definitely Von Sydow’s likeness — unmistakable — which suggests that either the artists always knew who was going to play this character OR it was produced after Max von Sydow was confirmed for the role.



He appears to be seated in a dark room with several dark-orange and bright-yellow lights illuminating the place. While I’d say it looks kind of like the Carbonite Chamber from Bespin, I think it would be more accurate to say that it would probably look more like an “employees only” area of a Cantina – in most ways, the one on Tatooine from A New Hope, and in a few others, the ones on Coruscant in Attack Of The Clones. Behind him appears to be a monitor of some kind – it’s giving off steam in the top-right corner. I’d imagine that it’s for work purposes and not for leisure, but it’s impossible to tell what it’s used for considering that I can’t see anything on the monitor. This description actually fits with what we’ve heard from some time now – no major character in the movie will be a cyborg.


The last piece we saw also looked very familiar. We remembered that it was actually already described by Jason Ward from MakingStarWars. He did a great job with the description so I’m going to directly quote him:

In the final frame, the villain is depicted as Darth Vader (he’s a placeholder). We see him from the back and several Stormtroopers stand at his side. In the distance you can see the entire village is now in flames as the Incendiary Troopers have done their work well.

There’s one difference though. According to the guy who sent these, they are burning down a rebel base. It’s really hard to tell from that piece alone and I’m not sure if he was assuming this or he knows it for a fact. Jason’s speculation that it’s a village makes more sense and he made these conclusions based on much more stuff he saw. So I’m with him on this one.


Finally, we also received a piece of art that was already leaked, so we’re not going to discuss it. It’s the one with the three characters battling on a snowy field. It was labelled as “battle on a mountain between what could be the Solo twins, and an unnamed character wearing Vader’s charred mask”. Not sure if this is only an assumption.


While this all looks very interesting I remind you that this art is most likely very, very old and won’t necessarily make it on the big screen.


We also received some more stuff that we don’t have permission to share. When we do, you will be the first to know. 🙂


For more information about The Force Awakens as it hits, stay tuned to Star Wars 7 News!






It looks like someone else also has the art we described above and they leaked it. You can check them out HERE.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

78 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Descriptions of Unseen The Force Awakens Concept Art! Max von Sydow’s Character, the Tri-Wing and More.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    “It sort of looks like what would happen if you had some kind of mashup between an A-wing, a B-wing, and a *Tri-fighter*.”

    I suppose you are referring to the Droid version?

    • December 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      the tri-fighter sounds cool… so that means it won’t be in the finished film, which is catering towards the tried-and-true look of the OT. A shame really.

      • December 18, 2014 at 2:00 am

        Please don’t continue doing these dumb ass art “descriptions” like Jason Ward. HIs latest one was pure genius in describing a SIE Fighter. Here is an actual part of his description:

        “Remember, the wing is about 50% shorter, and 100% longer.”

        Wow, that’s a hell of a description! Can’t wait for more!

        • December 18, 2014 at 4:44 am

          Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that description was pure bantha poodoo. 50% shorter yet 100% longer?????

          • January 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm

            I can’t believe I have to put up with this for a WHOLE YEAR!!!!!Wheres the movie already!!! I’m starting a carbon freeze until december thread.

          • January 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm

            Ah, but you might not have to wait as long as that for the first proper trailer to shine some more light on things! 🙂

    • December 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Yeah, I meant the droid version.

      • January 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

        That tri wing looks so bad and impractical disney will probably use it, along with the dangerous hand-cutting red lightsaber.

        Incidently, I also think the chrome trooper leader will carry a lightsaber for the same reason.

        • January 17, 2015 at 6:31 am

          McQuarrie’s original drawings for stormtroopers had them wielding lightsabers. I think Abrams has pulled that idea into this elite ChromeTrooper unit in TFA.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm


  • December 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    ok so obviously the “we aren’t allowed to share” stuff is what we want to know about. seems to me if you aren’t allowed to share it then odds are it hits the nail on the head for a true spoiler of gauanteed stuff in the final movie… fingernails gone now… thanks.

    • December 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      sorry… to be correct… “don’t have permission to share”…

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Send any images and info to MillenniumFalcon.com they will post it and have been posting it for over a decade!

    • January 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Exactly. Balls. They have them.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    The concept art that was released a few months ago (the slew of images with Darth Vader’s burnt mask, Rey on her speeder, etc, etc… would those be included with the “older” concept art? They look like they were pretty developed… particularly the tatooine shots. But some looked very sketch-ish… like Chewbacca with the droid arm… I’m guessing stuff like that might be the older work?

    • December 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

      These images didn’t have any photorealistic elements to them, unlike the ones on Tatooine. They were just paintings, and in the case of the ship, colored sketches. I think it’s safe to say these came from an earlier point in production.

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Jesus Christ, hasn’t ANYONE put a cam at least of “Inside The Force Awakens” online yet?!?

  • December 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I would have preferred you described the con art by interpretive dance.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    We already have a green light on the other stuff so it will be posted in the next few days.

    • December 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Well …. *That’s* a relief ….

    • December 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Do you ever get yellow lights?

      • December 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

        I do believe the correct colour would be Red, Amber, Green… But that’s coming from a partially colourblind person so I might be wrong with that

    • December 18, 2014 at 4:19 am

      Does the green light mean posting the actual concept art or a description of the concept art?

      Either way can’t wait (:

      • December 18, 2014 at 10:14 am

        We have the right to discuss it. Technically speaking, this content wasn’t “released” by Disney-Lucasfilm, so it wouldn’t be ethical to physically share it. However, talking about it doesn’t seem to be an issue.

        • January 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm

          Then it’s not “ethical” for you to be looking at it either.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Concept art descriptions are frustrating.

  • December 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    A picture is worth a thousand words. 🙂 I will not be able to control myself when these are finally posted. Resistance is futile.

  • December 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

    what is the point of even posting about these? we were better off not even knowing about them. I understand you guys are running out of things to put on here…but wow..lol. ” I got this picture in the mail today guys…it is pretty cool. it looks kinda like a b-wing with and x- wing cockpit, if its in the movie your gonna dig it…….” lol I got another pic too…but im not allowed to talk about it. thanks for coming to my site and may the force be with youuuuuuuuuuu”

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      you are right! this is just stupid “information”. Hey want this exotic fruit? Close your eyes and I´ll let you smell it 🙂 I´m not interested in description of a picture. Nor I´m interested in the information, that you have or have seen pictures but you aren´t allowed to show it. What meaning and sense is this for??

  • December 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Feels like being left out of ‘the cool gang’ whenever we get descriptions of concept art 🙁

    • December 18, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Agreed… Must be nice to be in the elite club. Meanwhile us moisture farmers keep on scraping by and scavenging to survive…

    • December 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

      If it makes you feel better, I can tell you that the MVS picture looks a lot like the photograph included in the article, albeit with him in a cloak instead of normal clothing.

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Pictures or go home

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Max von sidow is ezra bridger

    • January 14, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      I agree. Have thought that for a while. Collecting artefacts with Rey. Filling his him on Lothal with stuff as a kid….

    • January 17, 2015 at 12:16 am

      I lean more to Kenan, Rebels takes place 5 years before New Hope or forty-forty five years before SW7, which means Ezra would be Luke’s age, whereas Kenan is 15 years or so older. The Great Max von Sydow fits more with his age.

  • December 18, 2014 at 2:43 am

    So no cyborgs, eh? I’m curious about Sydow’s involvement in the spin off if the Slashfilm report was true about a sequel trilogy character alive during the Clone Wars being in it.

    But he’s depicted as a friendly character here. Does not really associate him with being linked to shady characters like smugglers or bounty hunters.

    • January 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

      Nope. Locutus is dead and gone.

      • January 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

        The Emperor smiled also, at times. He wasn’t friendly. In fact he was naughty.

  • December 18, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Darth Vader? How?

    • January 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Read: “placeholder”. Typically means someone with a synonymous type of character or quality….without knowing or revealing the actual character in question.

  • December 18, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Very old?!? Yet the character is in Max von Sydows appreance so seems like they could make it to the final film.

  • December 18, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Hope you share with us what you got pretty soon!!! Want to see mooooore!!!!

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      yeah, more of concept art description 🙂

  • December 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I wonder if Max von Sydow character will turn out be be Cleig Larrs… would be a good tie in to the back story.

    • January 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      He’d be over 100 years old

    • January 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Why would anyone want to see Clieg, he seemed like a lazy sloth who got himself a wife at half price. If Clieg loved her he would have gotten in a speeder and killed the whole lot of them, if his son in Ep4 was so tough, his paw sure wasn’t.
      Biggs said Owen could hold off a whole tribe with on blaster.

  • December 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    What can be cooler then the concept art that was already shown?

    Pod Falcon,pod bike,pod speeder.

    Pod this pod that..I hope were not getting a remake.

  • January 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    A lot of this is old news. I’ve read the Von Sydow description somewhere else a while ago.

    • January 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      This is an update on an old post.

    • January 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Did you see it?

  • January 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Am I crazy to want to see B-Wings and TIE Defenders in action? I know it’s reusing old designs, but they are awesome designs!

    • January 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Hell yeah, B wings would be badass! That’s my favorite fighter design from the OT.

  • January 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Kylo Ren is the son of Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren. Hence the Ren, and the name Bridger.

    • January 16, 2015 at 11:25 am

      That makes no sense, also Bridger is a sad name for a Star Wars Character.

      • January 16, 2015 at 8:27 pm

        Think about the word “Bridge”.

        • January 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

          Yes, a sad attempt. He is bridging stories.
          So if a character is an evil doer, then just go with Darth Doir? just because it’s the Star Wars formula does not mean it isn’t tacky.
          The main character of Rebels could have been better, Bridger is just lazy even if he is Bridge Building, story wise.
          Star Wars is full of tacky names but main characters have always had better development.

  • January 13, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    It hit me: von sydow is plageus ! Love the idea that plagues would appear likeable, share traits with jedi

    • January 16, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      MVS is a relative of Obi Wan Kenobi.

  • January 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I dig everything about that fighter design except the nose… strange to have that cube shape right at the front.

    • January 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Its gotta have its purpose!

  • January 13, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Photos or it never happened.

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I don’t know what Jason Ward meant when he said the villain is shown to be Darth Vader(he’s a placeholder)? Surely Vader is not literally coming back?

    • January 14, 2015 at 4:41 am

      The main villain is rumored to be using a similar style helmet like Vaders or Vaders old helmet repaired. It was confirmed in photos of the first action figures awhile ago.

  • January 14, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Most of this seems like really old news again. Funny, nobodys seen anything about Act 3 other than the Boyega-Driver saber duel, the burning Falcon, and the enoounter between Han, Driver & Luke.

    No Andy Serkis or Big Bad artwork? Unless the Emperor Mcquarrie concept from ROTJ is being used as the basis for the Serkis character? They seem to be using a lot of unused concepts. Will they ever run out.

  • January 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    “sketch that fits our description” eh?
    What a coincidence, it fits exactly the leaked artwork, published a few days later. I see what you did there, mr 🙂

  • January 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    The someone again those 2 who run MilleniumFalcon.com. Ternian and Darth Psychotic. Leaked prequel spoilers way back in the day.

    They got their hands on Episode 3 scripts and the Virtual Editions were born on TFN over a year before the movie was released. Why no script leaks for Episode 7? If the art can be obtained, no script?

    • January 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Other admins at MF.com were Spoileriffic and still currently Sith Interceptor – who possessed the Episode II shooting script…which was leaked slowly on TheForce.net and it’s forums then on Episode-X.com by Ternian.

      The AOTC script was given in it’s entirely in April 2002 to three sites to release (TBone’s Starwarz.com, Gunsblazing’s OperationSombrero.com) before an Episode-X member leaked it a few days early on TheForce.net’s forums.

      dp had his personal domain name darthpsychotic.com seized in early 2002 by Lucasfilm for his behaviour back then: http://whois.domaintools.com/darthpsychotic.com

      All in all top mates the lot of them.

  • January 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Looks like this Ternian fellow was a member at the Force Net forums. He was banned a few times.

    Someone do some investigative work on this guy. You have another way to find leaks directly and it isn’t being talked about more. I am baffled.

  • January 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    MVS Cannot be EZRA B. he was a teen in Rebels which is about 3 years before ANH Epi.VI.the oldest he would be is 50 in epi.VII

  • January 16, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Eh, Im on the fence about that new star fighter. Looks too overdone to be in Star Wars to me.

    • January 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I thought the same.

      But still better than naboo and robot fighters

  • January 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    MVS could be Kanan, Kanan is would be about 80 in EPVII.

  • January 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    It’s funny how all it takes is a pic of an old dude sitting there to get us excited about Star Wars 🙂

  • January 17, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Assuming Sydow is not a Cyborg based one piece of placeholder art is like saying we know for sure Driver is not a cyborg based on the Vader in the village burning scene. While its clear Vader is a placeholder for Driver, do we know this Sydow’s true appearance? We only have 1 piece of Sydow art to look at, unless you trust your source. Which you have no reason not to doubt I suppose if he has been accurate so far.

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