Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might have been a disappointing end to this trilogy but it did have a few standout moments that any fan of this franchise might enjoy. From the return of some fan-favorite characters to some of the more surprising reveals that added/subtracted to the lore, The Rise of Skywalker will definitely keep fans talking for ages.
One thing most fans seemed to like was the reveal of Rey's lightsaber, which has an awesome yellow crystal and has a unique way of activation. Rather than press a button, Rey has to rotate something in the saber to bring it out, which makes her weapon stand out from the other Jedi. So, how did the production crew work on this new lightsaber? Well, The Rise of Skywalker visual effects team has the answer for you.
Insider interviewed four members of the visual effects team - Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach, and Dominic Tuohy - where they discussed the process of making Rey's lightsaber and how they chose the color. Here's how they settled on the golden yellow that many fans will be bringing to comic-cons in the near future:
"That specific color yellow, if you go too pale — this is getting really in the weeds here — if you go too pale and you make it too light, it's going to look white a lot of times. Colors on film, sometimes they bleed away depending on the exposure and the quality of the light in the scene. Making it that more golden yellow gives you that optimistic feeling, and it also allows you to make it supersaturated and still feel like it's in the 'Star Wars' universe."
Considering how overused blue and green are for our Star Wars heroes, we think that this nice bit of yellow optimism makes Rey stand out in a good way. We wish she got this color in a better movie but we're sure that a future comic book/novel will put this weapon to good use.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now showing in theaters.