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Here’s what Anakin Skywalker almost looked like in ‘Revenge of the Sith’

What did Anakin Skywalker almost look like in ‘Revenge of the Sith’? Here’s a glimpse.

Hayden Christensen plays the troubled Jedi Anakin Skywalker.
Hayden Christensen plays the troubled Jedi Anakin Skywalker.
Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox

Anakin Skywalker almost had a much different look for “Revenge of the Sith.”

What’s going on?

Concept art for Anakin Skywalker in “Revenge of the Sith” has been making the rounds on social media recent.

Details of his concept art appeared in Paul Duncan’s “Star Wars Archives Episode 1-3 The Prequels” book, which details trivia and Easter eggs from the prequel trilogy. The Deseret News was sent a digital copy of the book.

The concept image shows Skywalker in a sleeveless Jedi tunic. He apparently has tattoos, too. But the series chose to avoid this look, giving him longer hair and a darker Jedi robe.

An image of the concept art was posted on Reddit. It’s something to see.

Other reveals from the book:

Paul Duncan’s “Star Wars Archives Episode 1-3 The Prequels” book has offered a number of other Easter eggs, including the big fact that Darth Maul was almost the villain of the sequel trilogy, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • Darth Maul would have influenced the sequel trilogy in a major way.
  • Lucas — the creator of “Star Wars” — explained in the book: “Maul eventually becomes the godfather of crime in the universe because as the Empire fails, he takes over.”

The sequel trilogy would have also focused on Leia as the star, revealing her to be the true Chosen One of the series.