Star Wars: Episode 8 Cinema Con Footage Shows Rey With A Lightsaber

By Disha Mashelkar | 2 years ago
Star Wars: Episode 8 Cinema Con Footage Shows Rey With A Lightsaber
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Star Wars: Episode 8 is set to open in theaters on Dec.15, 2017. Before the scheduled release, some media fraternity witnessed a small footage from The Last Jedi recently at Cinema Con.

Many reporters took to Twitter to share their reactions to what they have seen. Most of them have said in their tweet that they have seen in the clip Rey swinging a lightsaber. Read to know more.

Here’s Why Rey Is Using A Lightsaber

Slash Film’s Peter Sciretta reveals in his tweet that “Just saw a short glimpse of Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage in a sizzle reel.” He continues, “Rey holding the lightsaber ignited, and her moving the rocks.”

It is clear from the footage that Rey is using her lightsaber for some purpose. The purpose might be that she is taking training from Luke Skywalker to defeat Kylo Ren. The lightsaber she is using is seen ignited and she is also moving rocks. This might mean that she is doing this with the help of force. A similar scene has been witnessed in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Here Luke did the same thing during his training with Yoda, reports Express UK.

The Place Of Jedi Training

Many reporters who have attended the event did not mention the place where Rey was swinging her lightsaber. But speculations are rife that this can be the planet of Ahch-To. The scene lasted only for split seconds and one of the reporters has been quick enough to identify the color of Rey’s lightsaber.

Jim Vejvoda tweets “Only split seconds but Rey turns toward camera & swings lit blue lightsaber. Appears to be same place/costume as end of TFA #CinemaCon2017” as reported by Metro.

Last time when Rey is seen with a lightsaber is, at the end, moments of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She hands over the lightsaber to Luke Skywalker who seems to not know who is Rey. What happens next is something to look forward in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And this is perhaps what fans will see –Rey with her lightsaber gearing up for the Jedi training.

Star Wars: Episode 8

Here’s What Star Wars Expert Knows

Mike Zeroh, a star wars expert, has revealed in one of his videos that the teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 8 shows two brief shots featuring Luke and Rey together.

The leaked information tells that Rey is seen handing over the lightsaber to Luke in one of the scenes. While the other scene shows she is gazing at a sunset alongside Luke Skywalker. Now with this new scene of Rey shown at the cinema con, it seems that the above mentioned leaked information might be true.

But the truth will be learned only when the teaser trailer is released at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida.

Star Wars: Episode 8 Teaser Details As Per Zeroh

The aforementioned source has revealed some vital details of the upcoming Star Wars Celebrations recently. That is Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer will be attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 film. Epic composer, John Williams has conducted a score for the trailer that pertains to one of the star wars heroes. And finally, there is an interesting shot of Luke Skywalker gazing at the sunset.

The teaser is also expected to pay final tribute to Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia Organa. Disney CEO Bob Iger has recently revealed that Fisher will not be digitally re-created in Star Wars: Episode 8. Hence fans can see her real footage in Star Wars: Episode 8 film.

Meanwhile, singer Gary Barlow has recently confirmed his appearance in The Last Jedi. He says that he does not play a stormtrooper in the film. Perhaps, Barlow’s role is kept under wraps to maintain the suspense.

Also Read: “Star Wars: Episode 8”- Disney CEO Talks About Carrie Fisher & Potential Episode 10

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About the author

Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.