Earlier this year, director J.J. Abrams discussed how they "built scenes around" the late Carrie Fisher's unused footage, we met the newest droid in the Star Wars universe, D-0, and we finally got to see Billy Dee Williams back as Lando Calrissian.
Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con next week will be able to be some of the first people to see the actual Sith Trooper suit used in The Rise of Skywalker as part of a special exhibit based around every generation of Stormtrooper design being presented at the con. Products such as a Sith Trooper Funko Pops will also be available to purchase at SDCC.More news: Bruins sign Heinen to two-year deal
For more on the Sith Trooper, check out this week's episode of The Star Wars Show, which also discusses what else Star Wars fans can expect from San Diego Comic-Con and so much more.
The Sith Trooper will appear in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker". Its a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake. They actually managed to hit their targets and killed a number of significant characters, including Lyra Erso, Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Îmwe, and Baze Malbus. It's not yet known if they have any additional abilities - which could be the case as they're explicitly described as "Sith" - but you can bet they're a lot more fearsome (and better shots) than your average, vanilla Stormtroopers. If they're anything like the Death Troopers, they could pose a serious threat to the Resistance, and maybe even kill or seriously harm some of the protagonists. Kylo Ren is not supposed to be a Sith, and neither was Supreme Leader Snoke. While we don't have an official movie image of the character yet, there are going to be plenty of SDCC exclusives tied to the SITH TROOPER including. But the Sith Trooper is something unique, combining the regimented Empire and the darker, spiritual might of the Sith, presaging the return of Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker. Want to discuss a possible story?More news: Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease
While the Sith Trooper helmet is in line with other stormtroopers of the First Order, its corduroy wale and chunky midsection quickly differentiate it from the standard troopers. Sound off in the comments!More news: Kanye West Is Building 'Star Wars' Inspired Housing Units For Homeless