Fog monster developed for Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. Part of the hyperspace skipping sequence, J.J. had the idea to include a massive creature similar to the Space Slug in Empire Strikes Back. Originally described as a massive claw, J.J. wasn't interested in a complex design, he wanted something simple that felt almost like you could wear it as sock puppet if it was done as a practical vfx. Sr. Concept Designer Adam Ely and I developed the creature as well as the foggy environment. A bunch of sketches were done and we landed on the tri-claw design.
Designs Supervisor: James Clyne
Art Director: Chris Voy
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