(Be warned: There are SPOILERS in this story!) We haven't been at a loss for new Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art over the past year. As we move into 2015, it seems the images will continue to leak, giving us early glimpses at characters, ships and weapons. Today, we get a look at Max von Sydow's character, who has yet to be given a proper name. This image arrives along with a new vehicle, and an intriguing landscape image that appears to depict Stormtroopers setting a village on fire while a familiar silhouette looks on.
It has never been confirmed by Disney nor Lucasfilm whom Max von Sydow will be portraying in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rumors indicate that he is the half-cyborg boss of Daisy Ridley's Rey, who scours the Tatooine desert looking for junked spaceship parts. After Rey finds a lightsaber in the wastelands, she brings it back to Max von Sydow. Suffering from a form of Alzheimer's, the weapon triggers the old man's memories. Some claim he is a former Sith warrior. Others believe he is one of the Inquisitors. Here, it's hard to tell which side of the Force Max von Sydow is on, but he doesn't look too evil. Is he the one who 'awakens' the force?
The more intriguing photo finds a group of Stormtroopers that appear to have set a village on fire. Standing with them is a cloaked figure who appears to be wearing Darth Vader's helmet. We've seen the helmet appear in other concept art, as it has been retrieved by what many believe is the main villain. Will Kylo Ren come to wear Darth's old helmet? Or are we looking at a flashback to when Darth was still alive? It should be noted that none of these images have been confirmed as the real thing by Disney or Lucasfilm, but they fall in line with what we've seen in the past. Take a look: