Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Star Wars TV series, will include a Lightsaber that has never appeared before in live-action. Here’s what it is.
Rupert Friend, one of Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘s actors , has revealed his excitement at the idea of using for the first time a Lightsaber new to the Star Wars universe , or more precisely to the live-action version of the franchise conceived by George Lucas . Let’s talk about the Double-bladed spinning lightsaber.
This Lightsaber appeared in EA’s Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order video game, and in the animated series Star Wars Rebels . Obi-Wan Kenobi, however, will be the first live action series that includes this Sith weapon.
Friend admitted that he was very excited to bring this Lightsaber to the screen. “I mean, the first time somebody handed me my lightsaber, I nearly fainted,” he said. “You’re just like, this is my lightsaber and we’ve never had this lightsaber in the Star Wars universe before. And I was getting to play this guy that’s never been in the live-action Star Wars, so there was a lot of firsts for me. And then standing next to Obi-Wan Kenobi himself is pretty amazing. It’s a pinch-me moment. It really was.“
“It is phenomenal,” he said. “It’s double ended, as you’ve seen in some of the early-release artwork. So he can use it with one or both of the ends. He can turn it into a whirling blade. He can fly with it. It’s pretty kick-ass.”
“Lightsaber training is amazing. I mean, the stunt guys on Star Wars are the best in the world. So every time you show up to play, as I call it, it’s like playing in the best sandbox or the best adventure castle in the world. Because I think that everyone understands that people that fight with these techniques, people that have studied the way of the Jedi — there is a smooth, silent, deadly efficiency to everything.“
“It’s not two guys brawling in a bar. These are master, master swordsmen, masters of pretty much all the martial arts you could imagine rolled into one. So there’s almost a balletic quality about it that I find very, very beautiful.”