Star Wars 9 leaks: ‘Kylo Ren and Rey lightsaber battle’ with THIS big twist in Episode IX

In just six days fans should get their first official look at Episode IX. The Star Wars 9 panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago next Friday is expected to unveil the first teaser trailer or footage. After The Last Jedi denied fans the sight of a single (real) lightsaber battle, will the final film in the main franchise deliver […]

Hands-on with a $434 replica lightsaber: May the dork be with you

Ars tests an Ultra Saber replica lightsaber (video link) Update: It’s Christmas day and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with series binge-watching and fancy egg preparations). As such, we’re resurfacing a few favorites from the site archives appropriate for the occasion—like this review of what may possibly be the nerdiest (and most […]

Star Wars 9: Big hint THIS character will FINALLY wield a lightsaber?

John Boyega’s Finn briefly used the weapon in 2015’s The Force Awakens. But expectations that he would be the main Jedi character of the new trilogy were flipped when it was revealed that Daisy Ridley’s Rey was actually the one who would be taking to using the Force. So will we ever see Finn with […]

Star Wars 9 LEAK? ‘Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker lightsaber duel flashback’

The sequel to The Last Jedi is currently shooting, but very little is known of how the last episode of the entire Skywalker saga will go. Nevertheless alleged leaks and rumours keep sprouting up and the latest concerns a Darth Vader cameo during a flashback duel with Luke Skywalker. Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh – […]

Star Wars 8: Cruel Luke used the destroyed BLUE lightsaber to TORTURE Kylo Ren

It was one of the biggest clues that Luke wasn’t really there. Eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed the Jedi master was holding a blade that had supposedly been destroyed. That, combined with his darker youthful beard and the fact that he never scuffed up the planet’s salt surface to reveal red clay below, tipped many off […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: The Definitive Oral History of the Lightsaber Battle in Snoke’s Throne Room

(Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.) The latest Star Wars film is overflowing with jaw-dropping moments, but one of the most talked-about scenes is the incredible lightsaber fight inside Supreme Leader Snoke’s throne room. I knew the second I walked out of the movie that I wanted to read a […]

Star Wars 8: NEW lightsaber colour revealed – But is it for Luke, Snoke or Knights of Ren?

The world is awash with a sudden tidal wave of new Last Jedi information. The cast and director Rian Johnson have been appearing everywhere in print and on screen, leaking out tiny tidbits of information. One new magazine feature just revealed that Johnson is planning to introduce a new lightsaber colour to the movie franchise. […]

Star Wars Jedi Challenges hands-on — wielding a lightsaber in augmented reality

Disney wants you to be immersed in Star Wars this fall as The Last Jedi film comes out in December. And one of the ways it is doing that is with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality headset that makes you feel like a Jedi. I tried it out in a hands-on demo, and […]

Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi: ‘Luke's MISSING green lightsaber proves he's gone Dark Side’

There’s been many theories surrounding the Jedi master following his brief appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fans will know that Luke has had two lightsabers in the original trilogy. His first was the blue one owned by his father Anakin Skywalker before becoming Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi gave it to Luke in Episode […]

Star Wars 8 leaks: The shocking moment Luke is FORCED to use the Skywalker lightsaber?

Is Luke even a Jedi any more? The iconic character stunned fans when he declared that the Jedi Order “must end” in the very first teasr trailer for Episode 8. All the promotional materials, footage and merchandise have carefully avoided showing him using or even holding a lightsaber until the very latest poster –  and […]