Some jaw-dropping concept art from Star Wars Battlefront 4 has found its way online (via SFFGazette.com), and it offers a massively different take on the heroes and villains from a certain Galaxy Far, Far Away.
This wasn't set to be part of the EA series of games, though, and was actually what Free Radical Design had planned for the original Battlefront franchise back in the mid-2000s. This game was eventually cancelled, but had been set to tell a "What If...?" style story that presented the Star Wars franchise in a much different light.
For example, in the gallery of concept art which you can check out HERE, there are hundreds of designs with familiar faces looking anything but. Obi-Wan Kenobi, for example, has turned to the Dark Side, as have fan-favourite characters like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. There's even a Chewbacca who never escaped being enslaved.
We also get to see General Grevious without his robotic body, Count Dooku as a Jedi, and a Darth Maul who went down a heroic path (meaning he has no tattoos).
In other words, everyone who was good is now evil and vice versa!
There are some seriously cool designs, though, including a couple you can see below featuring a Darth Vader who has been redeemed and returned to the Light. The other Vader, however, clearly overthrew Palpatine and became the new Emperor (a look that suits him nicely).
Whether it's in an animated series or video game, this idea is one Lucasfilm has to consider revisiting at some point. After all, it would allow the studio to bring back some iconic characters, albeit in ways that fans would never expect. With that, they'd be able to tell a lot of unexpected stories.
Which of these alternate Star Wars designs is your favourite? Remember, you can see the full gallery here.