ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at Creators.co
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Now, before we go any further - don't worry, the following images don't feature any kinky Ewok nudity, or anything that's overly unsafe for work. So don't worry - your screen is safe from any passing employers or elderly relatives.

What the images - created by a whole bunch of awesome internet-dwelling artists - do include, though, is a look at a very different kind of Star Wars to the one we're used to. A grittier Star Wars. A bloodier Star Wars. A - in short - way more R-Rated Star Wars.

And, predictably, they're awesome - and possibly a glimpse of things to come...

First up, Benjamin Carré, a.k.a. DeviantArt's ornicar, envisions...

A Far More Brutal looking Hoth

Which is almost unbelievably atmospheric - along with...

A More Brutal Ending

I mean, just look at the detail...

ornicar also, though, brings us a vision of...

Boba Fett's (Grittier) Arrivial with Han Solo

With bonus awesomely shadowy Gamorrean guard...

And, of course...

How Boba Fett Would've Survived

Because no Sarlacc Pit can hold a bounty hunter that bad-ass...

He even gives us a look at just how awesome a space-battle could be, with...

An Epic X-Wing Assault

Accompanied by an awesomely moody...

Darth Vader, Pondering a TIE Fighter

Which, inevitably, leads into...

X-Wing versus TIE Fighter

Because...YES?

And, because it had to happen...

Obi Wan Gets Bad-Ass

Just like we always knew he would...

There are a whole ton of other awesome fan artists out there too, though - producing awesomeness like...

A Look at How a Boba Fett Solo Movie Could Look

Which, via the awesome work of DeviantArt's Kai Lim, a.k.a. ukitakumuki, is as awesome as you'd think...

Especially when you take into account his...

Fantastically Gory Stormtrooper

Well, technically a Death Trooper, but who's counting?

And don't even get me started on how awesome Livio Ramondelli's work is, especially...

Darth Vader Rocking Hoth

Because of course - as well as...

Darth Vader Kicking Dagobah's Ass

With a freaking AT-AT!

Now, the most interesting thing about all of these to me, though?

The fact that we could well soon be set to see a version of Star Wars that's a whole lot more like these.

Now, J.J. Abrams' Episode VII will most likely be pretty straightforwardly slick, action-packed and what we've come to expect - but when Rian Johnson takes over after that, things could easily get a whole lot darker, and a whole lot grittier.

After all, that's very much what he specializes in - dark, intelligent and gritty genre movies, which are way more accessible than you'd think.

Hello, Looper...
Hello, Looper...

Which sounds...awesome, actually.

Bring on [Star Wars: Episode VIII](movie:711868)!

Poll

What do you guys think, though? Do you want to see the new trilogy be more like this awesome fan art?

via DeviantArt

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