We may soon all be able to run around with a more elegant weapon from more civilized days and no longer have to resort to clumsy blasters – provided we have the necessary change: Disney is currently working on a “real” lightsaber and could make the childhood dreams of every Star Wars fan come true.
How Disney’s “real” lightsaber should look
High quality handle, retractable blade: Of course, you won’t be able to chop off any limbs with the lightsaber planned by Disney, but you will get maximum irritated looks when you knock the part on someone’s head. The project is based on a patent (via Google Patents
Specifically, the product should work as follows: Hidden in the handle of the lightsaber are halves of a cylinder, which can be extended in seconds at the push of a button and thus simulate the ignition of a laser blade. The cylinder can be retracted just as quickly.
At the same time, when activated, an LED coil is thrown on inside, which additionally rounds off the look of a lightsaber. Eyewitnesses compared the entire process with rolling in or out a meter tape, while the entire process is strongly reminiscent of the weapons used by the Jedi and Sith in the Star Wars films.
Behind closed doors: No, there is currently no picture or video material for this type of lightsaber – the product was presented at Disney at a private conference. At the moment we can only rely on eyewitness reports like those of Carlye Wisel
Scott Trowbridge, Disney’s Portfolio Creative Executive and Studio Leader also commented on the reports and confirmed the existence of these lightsabers: “Yes, it was or is real and … not yet [für die Öffentlichkeit bestimmt].«
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What about the price and availability? There is currently no information on when, where and at what price Disney’s new lightsabers will be available. However, it can be assumed that products of this type will be available exclusively in Disney hotels or theme parks – such as Galaxy’s Edge in the US-American Disney Resorts.
The acquisition of these “weapons” could also turn out to be expensive if these lightsabers are not simple toys. Instead, prices are likely to run to $ 200 to $ 350 or even more – as is the case with the higher quality replicas currently available.
What else happens in Star Wars
While the concrete details of Disney’s planned lightsaber are limited, the future of Star Wars in the area of cinema, TV and video games looks pretty rosy. We have already summarized for you which Star Wars films and series for Disney Plus and games for PC and consoles are already in development.
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Star Wars: All new films & series
For example, The Bad Batch, the next Star Wars series will start on Disney Plus on May 4, 2021, and the next film, Rogue Squadron, will be in cinemas on December 22, 2023, while The Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga only recently started indefinitely was moved.
What new Star Wars content are you particularly looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.