Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker To Introduce The Sith Trooper

Lucasfilm has now announced ahead of the SDCC event that a new type of First Order villain will be in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This new villain is called the Sith Trooper.

Many of the Sith Trooper merchandise was announced over on the official Star Wars website. You can read more about them in the blurb posted down below.

"At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Lucasfilm will celebrate the history of stormtrooper design — and the future. 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. “It has some really unique aesthetics to it,” says StarMadlyn Burkert, Lucasfilm archivist, who is co-producing the exhibit. “And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering.” There will be a selection of new “Early Release Edition” Sith trooper products debuting at SDCC".

Some of the products coming your way include Sith Trooper Hot Toys, Black Series 6 inch figurines, Funko Pop toys, t-shirts, costumes, hats and many more.

It's possible these new troopers could be connected to Emperor Palpatine who is expected to return in the new movie. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in North America on December 20th, 2019.

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