01 Apr 2020 5:10 PM +00:00 UTC

Watch: A Closer Look at the Props from The Rise of Skywalker

 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has just come out on Blu-Ray/DVD and Lucasfilm is set to promote the release with a lot of special videos online. Thanks to The Star Wars Show, we actually get a good look at the props of the film, and we find out some neat details from Archivist Madlyn Burkert.

Check it out:

 

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Among the stuff we get a look at are the Yavin medal, the Sith wayfinder, Dark Rey’s lightsaber, as well as Leia’s lightsaber. While the Wayfinder was just a McGuffin for the film, it actually has a lot of great detail, even a slick Sith logo at the bottom. What’s interesting is that the prop used in the film actually stored liquid, so it would have that more ‘eerie’ look to it.

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Personally, I’m still not a fan of “Jedi Leia”, but I’m learning to appreciate the design work that went behind her lightsaber. It looks like a perfect match when you put it beside the Skywalker lightsaber, but at the same time it has a more ‘elegant’ feel on its own. Also, this is just a small detail, but Dark Rey’s lightsaber actually has a part that comes from Vader’s own saber, and it’s a pretty neat detail.

While I do like to bash on TROS, there’s no doubt that a lot of love went into the props department, just like they always do with every other Star Wars film. Though it will be a while before the next movie comes in the box office, I hope the Disney+ shows will have this amount of detail when it comes to production value.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available for home video.

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