We’re anticipating to see a variety of new issues when Star Wars: The Final Jedi premieres in simply over every week. We’ll see new characters, new spacecraft, and new planets. Nevertheless, it seems we would see one different new factor, a new lightsaber. Director Rian Johnson is outwardly hinting that The Final Jedi will embrace a shade of lightsaber blade that we’ve got but to see earlier than.
With a handful of exceptions, lightsabers have fallen into two colours all through the Star Wars movies, blue and crimson. The Sith, and different darkish Jedi, like Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren have had red blades, whereas the lightsabers of Obi-Wan, the younger Aniken Skywalker, and most different Jedi have been blue. There have been just a few exceptions, together with Yoda and Luke Skywalker who went with green blades, and Mace Windu who most well-liked purple, however Rian Johnson implies to Parade that we may see one thing completely new inside Star Wars: The Final Jedi.
What’s not clear from this temporary point out is whether or not Johnson is organising a brand new shade of lightsaber that we have by no means seen in any respect, or only one that we have by no means seen within the films. All through the historical past of Star Wars, we have “seen” nearly each conceivable lightsaber shade, particularly should you embrace the now non-canon “Legends” tales. When you solely take a look at what’s at the moment canon, nevertheless, there are nonetheless colours that we’ve got seen earlier than, simply not within the movies, together with black lightsabers that had been proven within the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated sequence and Ashoka Tano‘s white lightsabers from Star Wars Rebels.
Yellow lightsabers additionally seem within the arms of Jedi Sentinals, although they primarily seem within the arms of characters in Bioware’s Old Republic video video games, they do additionally seem within the arms of Jedi Temple guards who’re seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
If we’re speaking a couple of lightsaber that’s new to the films solely, then there is a good likelihood that yellow could possibly be the colour Rian Johnson is speaking about. We all know that Luke and Rey are on a planet the place a Jedi Temple is positioned. Whereas we do not count on to fulfill any new Jedi there, there’s each chance that the temple comprises outdated lightsabers, and in that case, they may have belonged to former temple guards and will, due to this fact, be yellow. Maybe Luke, because the self-appointed new guardian of the temple, has really traded in his inexperienced lightsaber for a yellow one?
If we’re speaking a couple of shade that hasn’t been seen in any respect inside what’s at the moment thought of canon, the variety of choices is simply wanting limitless. If Rey and Luke do not discover a new shade of lightsaber simply laying round, odds are this new shade will likely be wielded by Supreme Chief Snoke, as the one different individual within the movie prone to carry one we’ve not seen. If that is the case, we may one thing that is an off-shoot of crimson, maybe a darkish crimson (if we name totally different shade) or one thing orange.