You didn't think The Rise of Skywalker would end the saga without one of the biggest lightsaber battles of all time, did you? Daisy Ridley has been spilling some secrets about her time spent on the set of this latest Star Wars sequel coming from J.J. Abrams. And today she opens up about the big climatic duel that happens between her Rey and Adam Driver's Kylo Ren.
For all you ReyLo freaks out there, the lightsaber ballet that these two actors will pull off will ultimately stand-in for any love scene you thought might play out. And it's going to be very intense. And very wet. The shot we saw of Rey and Kylo from the Vanity Fair photo shoot is actually in the movie, and wasn't just staged for the magazine. Daisy Ridley says this about the clashing laser swords.
"We have a great fight. A great fight. And I was really happy that the Vanity Fair pictures did show a bit of it. It's a great fight. Like I've become such a better fighter and they made the lightsabers lighter, so it actually looks like we're swinging light and not like heavy, heavy [swords]."
The photo from the Vanity Fair shoot is drenched in water. It's not immediately clear where this scene takes place, but there is some heavy speculation that the two Force users are inside the remains of the second Death Star, which Lando and Nien Nunb blew up over the forest moon of Endor. From the sounds of it, this is going to be the wettest lightsaber battle in the history of the franchise. Ridley goes onto explain.
"This fight, we did, it was November, we had water being thrown at us, and I got a great deal of respect because I did not, I was 'I'm not gonna complain about the cold, I'm just not gonna do it (laughs)-so it was like a real thing of stamina. It feels really epic, and it felt epic even at the time. Imagine, we had the waves like this, and they're gonna make the waves bigger, and one can only imagine what it's gonna look like."
Some speculate that one of these two characters is not going to walk away with all of their limbs, perhaps even their lives, in tact. Daisy Ridley has straight up confirmed that The Rise of Skywalker will be her final Star Wars movie. And it doesn't look like Adam Driver is coming back anytime soon either, so it's hard to gauge or guess how this battle is going to play out. Though it looks like it will be a lot of wet fun watching it in 4DX.
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