In an interview with Parade magazine, Rian Johnson hinted fans would see a new lightsaber “hue” in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
When George Lucas created Star Wars, much like the rule of two (a Master and an Apprentice), there were two lightsaber colors: blue and red. “Return of the Jedi” showed Luke wield a green lightsaber. Look up the deleted scene of him constructing it after losing his father’s lightsaber in a duel with Darth Vader in “The Empire Strikes Back,” it’s awesome. And finally, because Samuel L. Jackson famously demanded it, George Lucas gave Mace Windu a purple lightsaber, because why not.
If the color is new, what color could Johnson be teasing? White, yellow, or black? Who in the movie would wield this new lightsaber?
Rey would seem to make the most sense assuming she continues her Force training, as that would be a big step forward for her. Yes, she has Luke Skywalker’s old blue saber that originally belonged to his father Anakin’s, but she needs her own. How cool would it be to see Rey construct a lightsaber of her own or at least match with a Kyber crysal?
Fans won’t have to wait long for answers. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives on December 15th.