New paintings for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker highlights Rey’s Dark Jedi look and sees her sporting a double-bladed crimson lightsaber. Long-time followers of the sequence are certain to notice the final time a crimson double-bladed lightsaber was seen up shut in a main-line theatrical Star Wars launch was all the way in which again in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, largely thought of to be one of many least gratifying movies in all the sequence.
Although The Phantom Menace was disliked closely by followers because of its concentrate on a toddler model of Anakin Skywalker and the inclusion of purported comedian aid characters like Jar Jar Binks, one factor (apart from podracing) which followers appreciated concerning the first episode within the Skywalker saga was Darth Maul, apprentice to Lord Sidious, who defeated Qui-Gon Jinn in battle in the course of the orchestral swells of Duel of the Fates and was then in flip reduce in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although Maul has reappeared after-the-fact in each the Star Wars: The Clone Wars tv present in addition to the spin-off movie Solo: A Star Wars story, neither he nor his iconic lightsaber have proven up within the franchise’s fundamental movies since.
While it is unlikely Rey has turned to this point to the darkish aspect that she turns into Darth Maul’s new apprentice, trailers and promotional stills have proven her wielding a double-bladed crimson lightsaber not dissimilar to the one sported by the horned Sith lord. Embedded under is new paintings from Empire journal which reveals off Rey’s Dark Jedi look, in addition to the enduring double-bladed saber followers of Jedi: Fallen Order have been excitedly looking for.
As The Rise of Skywalker’s launch date of December 20th looms ever nearer, followers are getting an increasing number of small particulars concerning the movie’s plot forward of it is theatrical unveiling. Another detailed look was lately offered which showcased the numerous totally different uniforms for the Knights of Ren, and though J.J. Abrams has acknowledged the origin of Rey’s powers is meant to be an unsolvable thriller many followers are wanting ahead to discovering out whether or not or not Kylo Ren was telling the reality about her dad and mom.
Answers to those questions, in addition to Leia’s final destiny, what is going on on with C-3P0, and why is Rey holding a crimson lightsaber within the first place will all have to attend just a bit lower than a month extra. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is bound to be one of the crucial watched movies of the 12 months when it releases subsequent month, if not the last decade, and followers tuning in to see the conclusion of the Skywalker saga hopefully won’t be dissatisfied. Maybe, simply possibly, Maul will present up in any case.
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