Kylo Ren's Lightsaber Explained + New 'The Force Awakens' TV Spot

November 15, 2015
Source: YouTube

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

"There are stories about what happened…" Get ready! It's almost here. If there was a time when I'd say we're starting to see too much from Star Wars, this is it. This is the TV spot where it starts to feel like, you know what, better to save the rest of it for the movie theater in just about a month. This fourth TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, includes even more new footage showing another temple and an awesome shot of John Boyega in the Falcon, along with Daisy Ridley piloting it. In addition, a photo was posted via Reddit of a display at Disneyland that describes the details behind the villain Kylo Ren's red lightsaber. This was a big argument for a while, and this kind of settles it. Have at it.

Here's the newest TV spot for Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on YouTube via SlashFilm:

Here's the photo showing a display found at Disneyland confirming how it works and what Kylo Ren's red lightsaber is. Essentially, it confirms most of the different theories by being a homemade saber that vents out the sides to create the "crossguard blades" look. Still badass. Image below from Reddit via SlashFilm:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

To see the latest trailer for The Force Awakens, click here. For all of our latest Star Wars updates, go here.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, with Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow lined up to direct. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters worldwide on December 18th.

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Ah, so people were exactly right about the Ren Lightsaber? Interesting.

DAVIDPD on Nov 15, 2015


I don't understand how this film is not yet rated.

Lar Rackell on Nov 15, 2015


Haha i was just thinking the same thing! 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 15, 2015


It's rated A for awesome

TheOct8pus on Nov 15, 2015


Probably rated R for rapey use of The Force. Remember the last words in the final trailer?

capitandelespacio on Nov 16, 2015


Sshhh.....just let it in, Capitan....it'll all be over soon.

TheOct8pus on Nov 16, 2015


Maybe that's why they call it "The Force".

capitandelespacio on Nov 16, 2015



TheOct8pus on Nov 16, 2015


Maybe they're still tinkering with editing? Final tweaks? Final scoring? Before submitting? Even the guy Daniel Fleetwood apparently saw an "unedited" version recently.

Alex Billington on Nov 15, 2015


It's going to be PG: Probably Gungans in it.

capitandelespacio on Nov 16, 2015


I love it, regardless of an explanation for the hilt the design is still awesome, and I love how they mentioned is based on an ancient design! The Knights of the Old Republic probably used these. . . 🙂

BNN667 on Nov 15, 2015


The old Star Wars pen and paper RPG defined the lightsaber blade as a very tight parabola. This makes the concept of the quillions as just venting extra power from the main shaft a little silly. To me, it means you don't know how to control the force properly. It would be much cooler if the quillions were also parabolas and became shorter as more power was needed for the main shaft. This would give an indication of how much a force user was putting into lightsaber battle. This would also be why the old design was abandoned, one would want to hide how much force she were using. Lightsaber battles are just as much mind games as a real battle.

redtie on Nov 15, 2015


...It's not real.

txJM on Nov 15, 2015


That would be pretty cool if Ren couldn't figure out how to vent the power and just tricked out the lightsaber. That's a great idea. I'll start up the 'ol rumor machine!

redtie on Nov 15, 2015


Is than even canon though?

Steven on Nov 16, 2015


Dammit i the stronge urge to take my camping stuff and put it in front of the cinema entrance!

ari smulders on Nov 16, 2015


If you read the latest Entertainment Weekly you'd know that this won't be completely finished until about 3 weeks before its release.

Jason Scarpelli on Nov 16, 2015


Funny I cant find that issue anywhere. WTH?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 16, 2015


On newsstands now or just go onine

Jason Scarpelli on Nov 17, 2015


why? John William's score is....ummm... irreplaceable. no thanks.

Joshua Addisson Roach on Nov 16, 2015



steve on Nov 16, 2015


I never understood why the SW purist were moaning about the saber. It looks badass and that's all there's to it in my book.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Nov 16, 2015

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