For the last year there had been interesting rumors I had picked up on about red Stormtroopers which would be in Star Wars: Episode IX, before we knew it was to be called The Rise of Skywalker. When we first heard about them its as just that they were red.
Another rumor I have heard a few times pertains to those red troopers I wrote about sometime ago. I have heard that the red troopers are called “Sith Stormtroopers.”
But later we learned they were called Sith once filming was underway. Then the Sith part was actually disputed by crew members who said they weren’t calling them that on set. Today The Star Wars Show confirmed that they are in fact Sith Troopers. For source security reasons I can’t report what they were called on set at the moment.
You can read about how to buy this merchandise at SDCC on StarWars.com and here is a gallery of images of old red:
One of the more concrete elements I had heard about the troopers is that they only answer to Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren in the film and that this has some plot significance. I don’t know the significance yet. But I’m guessing General Hux is going to be sending these guys to Burger King unless Kylo and the knights give the order.
It looks like their accessories are very much in the line of the Praetorian Guards from The Last Jedi as well. I do like the overall emergence of this red armor in the trilogy in totality now.
Check out our old story on them if you haven’t and you aren’t avoiding spoilers. It is nice to see old reports pan out as always. And it is even cooler when you’re excited about those rumors and ideas as a fan. I’m digging that concepts like “red troopers” ended up looking so good. I didn’t like really dig the old black Stormtroopers from comics and stuff but I like the Death Troopers. I had a red Stormtrooper Black Series figure from Entertainment Earth and I was just okay. This however is beyond okay and is pretty rad.
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