Star Wars may not have a big presence at Comic-Con this year, but there is going to be a little set up from Lucasfilm that fans will be able to check out. They will be celebrating the history of the stormtrooper design and where the design is going in the future.
The announcement of this exhibit includes our first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers… the Sith Trooper, which is a crazy cool red armor design. Madlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist, who is co-producing the exhibit, had this to say in a statement:
“It has some really unique aesthetics to it. And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.”
You can see what this Sith Trooper looks like thanks to some of the action figures that were revealed with the post. Fans will get to see the actual armor at Comic-Con. Here are the details on the exhibit:
Fans attending the mega pop-culture event (July 18-21) will be treated to a new exhibit of trooper armor from across the Star Wars saga, including a first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers: the “Sith trooper” from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake.
A total of nine different costumes, all screen-used, will be on display at the Lucasfilm pavilion (booth #2913): Imperial stormtrooper, TIE pilot, death trooper, shoretrooper, biker scout, First Order stormtrooper, First Order TIE pilot, Captain Phasma, and Sith trooper. (StarWars.com got a sneak peek at some of these pieces, and is happy to share them here.) Burkert has ordered four new custom mannequins created specifically for stormtroopers. “Most mannequins are made for fashion,” she says with a laugh. “With our armor, we need a different pose.” Appropriately, the Lucasfilm pavilion will have a visual Death Star theme, and the stormtrooper exhibit promises even more surprises, including a photography and video component, the latter of which will feature Star Wars creators such as concept designer Doug Chiang.
I can’t wait to check this out! Here are photos of some of the Sith Trooper action figures that are going to be released.