LucasFilm is using San Diego Comic-Con to debut the new Sith Troopers from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Disney will be selling a wide array of merch that showcases the new Stormtroopers, including collectibles, bags, mugs, and t-shirts. Fans will be able to by the new gear through a special exhibit at this year’s event, which also includes a look back at the Stroomtrooper’s history within the franchise.
The exhibit will also include Stormtrooper armor from earlier films. The red armor figures shown above are going by the names Sith troopers, and are featured in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The red armor is reminiscent of the Emperor’s Royal Guard shown in the original trilogy, and with the Emperor likely to return in some fashion in the new movie, they might be connected.
Over on the Star Wars blog Madlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist, said, “It has some really unique aesthetics to it, and it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.”
As we mentioned earlier, Disney is showcasing nine unique costumes that were shown in the films. If you’re attending SDCC with us, you can find them at the Lucasfilm pavilion at booth #2913. The outfits include the Imperial stormtrooper, a TIE pilot, a death trooper, a shoretrooper, a biker scout, a First Order stormtrooper, a First Order TIE pilot, Captain Phasma’s armor, and the new Sith trooper.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters on December 20th and features Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Billie Lourd, and Kelly Marie Tran. The new film will add Keri Russell and Billy Dee Williams to the story as well. The odds are good that Mark Hamill will appear somewhere in the movie, and the project used earlier works of the late Carrie Fisher to close her role in the story.
San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday July 18th through July 21st, and you can find more SDCC Headlines to stay on top of the announcements and trailers.
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