Our good friends over at The Star Wars Underworld are reporting on what they believe may be images of the costume worn by Daisy Ridley in Star Wars Episode VII as the movie opens.
The sketches, at the bottom of the article, would certainly indicate that she is not a Jedi and originally came from MakingStarWars.net and are by Jason Ward who drew them after seeing the costume.
He writes: “I was able to look at the concept art for Daisy Ridley’s character. I was with the piece long enough to sketch it out. I had trouble with the loose free-flowing scarf, so I didn’t depict it. She has a ton of detail and gadgets on the costume, so please forgive me for any ambiguities. The pants reminded me of Boba Fett’s pants (they’re not). The knee pads, chest and scarf are a dark blue. The pants are grey. Her arms are a white “bone” looking padding, tied off with brown straps. My sketch looks like she has a hat brim but that is supposed to be a transparent visor. It’s like a solid piece of glass or plastic and you can see her eyes through it. The stances below are nearly identical to the art I was shown.
“I believe when we are introduced to the character, she has all the gear on. When she returns from finding what she finds, she is dressed in the “gear off” costume. I also have heard the concept art depicted above are the costumes used in the film, but they’re a little less complex and busy in reality. It sounds like they needed to make them more practical for filming and movement, but that’s just a guess.
“I do feel you get a really good feeling for how the concept art looks from these depictions. I wish I could have drawn the scarf and done it in color, but you get the idea.”
So, what do you guys reckon? Could this be the costume she wears when she (rumour) finds Luke’s hand and lightsaber on an alien world?
The cast for Episode VII includes Pip Anderson, Crystal Clarke, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.