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Earlier today, Star Wars decided to confirm that a new type of First Order Stormtrooper, red Sith troopers, would be making their debut in Lucasfilm’s third and final sequel trilogy entry, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Though these stormtroopers merely appear to be a red variation of regular stormtroopers, the name Sith Troopers make fans wonder whether these First Order soldiers actually have any connection to the Dark Side Force users. Could the Sith Troopers be Force User themselves? Could they have a connection with the Force?
There’s speculation going on that Troopers may very well have a connection to old Star Wars lore. After all, these Sith Troopers previously appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a role-playing videogame developed by BioWare and published by Lucasarts that was set in the Star Wars universe.
Though it’s possible that The Rise of Skywalker’s Sith Troopers may have nothing to do with the troopers in the Knights of the Old Republic, fans can’t help but wonder whether there might be a connection between the two knowing that there’s a rumor going about that Lucasfilm is planning to develop and Old Republic movie. Back in April, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was asked whether we’ll ever get to see Old Republic mythology being explored, and according to the Star Wars producer, she and her team actually “talk about that all the time.”
“Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where this thing might fall,” Kennedy revealed.
Perhaps Episode IX could introduce the character and then the Old Republic film could explore their origin more. Let’s wait and see.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.