Star Wars has unveiled a cool new lightsaber design for its High Republic sequence, which accommodates nods to Excalibur and Kylo Ren.
Of course, everyone knows that Kylo/Ben Solo wasn’t born till a whole bunch of years after the period, although it appears his cross-saber design has had some bearing on the look of Master Stellan Gios’ weapon from the brand new novel and comedian e book sequence.
Star Wars revealed the saber – as proven in its new The Lightsaber Collection e book – on its Instagram web page and official web site, explaining that the largest affect was King Arthur’s legendary sword.
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“We wanted to make the Jedi distinctive and instantly recognizable as Jedi Knights of the High Republic, and that applies not only to their clothing but to their lightsabers, as well,” Michael Siglain, Lucasfilm Publishing’s inventive director, stated.
“Internally, we often refer to the Jedi of this era as ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table.’ Taking that idea one step further, their sabers can be viewed as their own versions of Excalibur.”
The designers took observe of Kylo’s well-known pink saber, although it appears a direct copy wasn’t befitting of the period they wished to painting.
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“With the High Republic, we wanted to implement a more traditional crossguard, but I still wanted to include the saber-blade into the crossguard design, so that Stellan would be able to defend himself against saber attacks. That’s where Excalibur came into play,” Disney Publishing illustration supervisor Jeff R. Thomas added.
“What would a lightsaber model of Excalibur appear like? I began sketching and got here up with a silhouette I actually favored, however the practicality of holstering/sheathing it nagged at me till I had the concept the crossguard did not need to be stationary. Perhaps it may activate or deactivate with the saber.
“So after some extra sketches and a few backwards and forwards with Lucasfilm, it was determined that the crossguard would activate versus at all times being open, which might give the saber the slimmer silhouette whereas holstered and would lend itself to some nice visuals when activating.”
It actually appears that Master Stellan Gios will want his trusty weapon, because the Jedi will likely be combating off some “very powerful” villains within the sequence.
Star Wars: The High Republic is ready 200 years earlier than the Skywalker Saga and reveals a peaceable period the place the Jedi Order and Galactic Republic are on the peak of their energy.
The first e book within the sequence, Star Wars: Light of the Jedi, will likely be launched on January 5, 2021.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the whole Skywalker Saga can be found on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, in addition to on Disney+, whereas Rise of Skywalker can be on Sky Cinema Premiere and NOW TV.
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