'Star Wars' Unveils New Menacing Sith Trooper From 'The Rise of Skywalker'

Ahead of San Diego Comic Con 2019.

Entertainment
11,262 6 Comments

With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, Star Wars has unveiled the latest design for the Imperial First Order soldiers in the upcoming Rise of the Skywalker film, including the all-new Sith Troopers. While the official unveiling of the movie-used Sith Trooper armor will be shown to the public for the first time during SDCC, Star Wars has showcased various merchandise based on the Sith Trooper design, including a Funko Pop figure, a Hasbro toy, and even a tiki mug, which together provide fans with quite a good look at the new suit.

Much like Kylo Ren‘s fate at the end of The Last Jedi, when he completely embraces the dark side, his footmen are now seen dressed in the Sith’s signature red, fully replacing the previously white armor suits. Aside from being completely doused in the fiery shade, the most noticeable change is the helmet, now with a slit down the middle of the face where the nose would be, as well as more grooves on the surface, creating an extra-menacing expression. The rest of the suit gets an angular makeover as well, giving the soldiers a more aggressive silhouette matching that of Kylo Ren’s emotional state.

Although this is the first time we’ve seen a live-action version of the Sith Troopers, it is worth noting their first appearance dates all the way back the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game from BioWare in 2003, according to Wookiepedia.

For those who will be attending SDCC, be sure to visit the Star Wars booth where the new Sith Trooper will be displayed. Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker is due to release December, so stay tuned as more updates and reveals come through.

Elsewhere in entertainment, John Wick writer Derek Kolstad has joined the team for Disney’s Falcon and Winter Soldier.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

RHUDE Drops SS19 V1 Sneaker Collection at The Webster
Footwear

RHUDE Drops SS19 V1 Sneaker Collection at The Webster

Including an exclusive pink edition.

Cardi B Talks Exposed Private Life & Samples Eve's "Love is Blind" in Unreleased Track
Music

Cardi B Talks Exposed Private Life & Samples Eve's "Love is Blind" in Unreleased Track

Hear the preview here.

Dior Men's FW19 Campaign Pays Tribute to Designer's Artistic Past
Fashion

Dior Men's FW19 Campaign Pays Tribute to Designer's Artistic Past

Kim Jones’ collaboration with Raymond Pettibon features bold prints & utilitarian details.

Cop the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Lundmark" Before the Regional Release
Footwear 

Cop the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Lundmark" Before the Regional Release

Presented by StockX
In reflective and non-reflective.

Belin's Massive 'LAURITA' Mural in Paris Gets A Time-Limited Print Edition
Art

Belin's Massive 'LAURITA' Mural in Paris Gets A Time-Limited Print Edition

Abstract meets photorealistic portraiture.


nonnative & Outdoor Products Revamp Iconic Bag Models
Fashion

nonnative & Outdoor Products Revamp Iconic Bag Models

Improving functionality and comfort while maintaining a simple aesthetic.

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ Review: Old and Improved
Gaming

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ Review: Old and Improved

The Switch game revives old favorites to become an instant Mario classic.

Tremaine and Brock Tease a Creamy No Vacancy Inn x New Balance 650
Footwear

Tremaine and Brock Tease a Creamy No Vacancy Inn x New Balance 650

“More water, more WiFi.”

GR10K FW19 Subverts Utilitarian Function With Peerless Italian Craftsmanship
Fashion

GR10K FW19 Subverts Utilitarian Function With Peerless Italian Craftsmanship

The emerging brand elevates technical garments to luxury status.

Around The Globe: SUNSET ROLLERCOASTER
Music 

Around The Globe: SUNSET ROLLERCOASTER

The reunited six-piece shoegaze outfit is at the frontline of Asia’s booming music industry.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.