Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teases a extra in-depth backstory from what we noticed on the massive display screen. Star Wars followers have been shocked to see the double-sided blade within the earlier promotional footage for the ultimate installment within the Skywalker Saga. Everybody was questioning if Rey had actually gone to the Darkish Aspect. It was very intriguing, to say the least, and the visible was sufficient to immediate pleasure by itself. Nevertheless, the Lightsaber and Darkish Rey are solely within the film for about 15 seconds and nothing is de facto defined.
The official Star Wars web site just lately shed some mild on three of the key Lightsabers in The Rise of Skywalker, together with Darkish Rey’s, Leia’s, and Luke Skywalker’s iconic weapon. Lucasfilm Archivist Madlyn Burkert reveals followers the three weapons and goes into element about them. For one thing that was solely on display screen for 15 seconds in a Drive imaginative and prescient, Lucasfilm spent a good period of time on Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber.
Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber has some qualities which might be just like Gentle Rey’s weapon. The Rise of Skywalker novelization reveals that Rey was engaged on a Lightsaber with a hinge far earlier than she noticed the Darkish Rey model within the Drive imaginative and prescient. When Rey was engaged on her weapon, she initially had ideas about her workers, which was her earlier weapon of alternative. This explains the foldable double bladed model we see on display screen, or at the very least the place the concept got here from. Nevertheless, Lucasfilm selected to go in a unique course, says Madlyn Burkert. “Early designs envisioned the Darkish facet saber as being created from Rey’s workers, but it surely was determined that the weapon would have been an excessive amount of in step with the Gentle facet model of her character,” Burkert notes.
The pink particulars on Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber have been no coincidence and have been initially considered a nod to Darth Maul’s blade from the prequel trilogy. “There’s plenty of pink particulars on this, and we frequently affiliate that coloration with the darkish facet, with the Empire or the First Order,” says Madlyn Burkert. When all is alleged and accomplished, one can assume if Rey had turned to the Darkish Aspect, she would have ditched her workers for her customized Lightsaber, which might have additionally had some assist from Kylo Ren. They each have the crackly and spitting traits and it is assumed he would have been completely satisfied to assist.
As well as, Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber had a reasonably superior function that’s barely proven in The Rise of Skywalker. The pink double-bladed weapon does not simply flip round to look cool, it permits Darkish Rey to lure Gentle Rey’s Lightsaber with a scissor-like motion. Darkish Rey’s Lightsaber additional, it is revealed that it has a black accent close to the top the place the blade ignites in the identical form as a element discovered on considered one of Darth Vader’s Lightsabers. There’s an entire lot to unpack within the weapon, which may very well be a narrative instructed at a unique time. You may take a look at the Lightsabers under, due to the official Star Wars YouTube channel.