Announced by Lucasfilm earlier this year as part of the complete “Journey to The Rise of Skywalker” publishing program and initially set for a December 20, 2019 release, The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has had its release time frame pushed back into the Spring of 2020 by Abrams Books. While the listing for the title still shows the December 20 release date on the Abrams Books website, the publisher issued the following statement regarding the arrival of the book (via Screen Rant):
“The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will now release in Spring 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to sharing this collection of stunning concept art from the film in the new year.”
The assumed reasoning (and understandably so) for the delay is to avoid any potential spoilers from getting out into the wild while the film is in its infancy stages in theaters. We’ll be sure to update our readers with an official release date for the book when it becomes known.