J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, says that he can’t wait for fans to see the Sith Troopers in action.
Whenever a new Star Wars film comes out, there are always myriad details to look forward to and this often includes new enemy types and variations. In The Rise of Skywalker, we are being introduced to the Sith Troopers – a red and ominous variant of the First Order Storm Troopers.
What will these guys get up to in the film? We don’t know but director J.J. Abrams told StarWars.com that he can’t wait for fans to see them at SDCC where they will be on display: “The materials, the color, the lines, there was something about the aesthetic of it that just felt absolutely right. I cannot wait for people to see the work that everyone’s done.”
Of course, it’s going to be fascinating to see the Sith Troopers on screen and hopefully, we might get a peek at what role they will play in future trailers.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).