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The Sith have a new symbol in Star Wars canon

The Star Wars official canon is giving the symbol for the evil order of The Sith a major makeover. It is now confirmed that this new official symbol for The Sith will make its debut in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise ofSkywalker.

The Sith have a new symbol in Star Wars canon, which seems to replace the one previously used in Legends. While Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine were the two Sith Lords in the original Star Wars trilogy, it wasn’t until the prequels released that Lucasfilm dove deep into the history of the Sith in canon. Up until then, practically everything Star Wars fans knew about the Sith came from the Expanded Universe (later Legends). But that’s slowly starting to change.

That trifecta represents the Source of the Force and its light and dark sides (respectively), which is arguably the meaning behind this new Sith symbol. That struggle between light and dark would also be a theme that speaks back to Ben Solo / Kylo Ren, and his rivalry with Rey, which many fans have begun to assume will be the live-action franchise’s way of referencing “The Son” and “The Daughter.” 

Truth be told, most Star Wars viewers are probably best acquainted with the symbol of the SITH Empire, with its hexagon outer shell, with six arrows in the inner circle, pointing to the six corners of the hexagon frame. However, the Sith have had some of the most varied symbols in the franchise, depending which era of the evil religion we’re talking about. 

It also doesn’t help that the Sith insignia is so often conflated with those of the Galactic Empire (and now The First Order), as Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine’s status as Sith Lords was virtually non-existent in the Star Wars Original Trilogy. No doubt this new symbol is a much more distinct and memorable re-invention of the Sith insignia – one that works in perfect coordination with the angelic wing look of the Jedi symbol, which similarly invokes the three-pronged symbolism if The Father, Son, and Daughter. However, whereas the Jedi symbol reaches upward toward the sky/heavens/source of the Force, the Sith symbol instead seems to take the source of its power (the diamond-shaped head) and channels it downward, which fans can interpret in any number of socio-religious ways.

Watch The Mandalorian Official Trailer

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Ewan McGregor Confirmed to Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+ Series

Ewan McGregor is reportedly in talks to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a brand-new Disney+ series.

THR has reported that McGregor is “in negotiations to reprise the role in a Kenobi-centered series for Disney+,” while Deadline has said the “actor is in talks about reprising his role as the heartfelt but headstrong Jedi Master known as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series.”

McGregor first played the role of Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1999’s Star Wars – Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and reprised his role in 2002’s Star Wars – Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars – Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. He also made a voice-only cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Mattel has released their new Star Wars x Barbie collection

Mattel has revealed 3 new fashion dolls inspired by the film’s original concept art, Star Wars X Barbie Collection. re-imagines Princess Leia Organa, R2-D2 and Darth Vader through a distinctive Barbie high-fashion filter. 

  • The Star Wars x Barbie collaboration is an homage to Star Wars: A New Hope.
  • This eponymous collection, inspired by the film’s original concept art, re-imagines iconic characters through a distinctive Barbie high-fashion filter.
  • This collectible Star Wars x Barbie doll captures Darth Vader’s Sith armor silhouette in head-to-toe black. She wears a shiny-black peplum top, panelled pencil skirt and knee-high boots.
  • Metallic details at her collar and waist, dark glasses and a long, black cape finish the look.
  • Star Wars Darth Vader x Barbie Doll includes a Star Wars doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity.

Sith Trooper Revealed in Rise of Skywalker Comic-Con Exclusives

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in December, and as we get closer more and more designs and characters will be revealed. Starting with SDCC next week apparently. A new Stormtrooper design, dubbed the Sith Trooper, will make their grand entrance at the big show next week in toy form. Hasbro, Funko, Hot Toys, Loungefly, Topps, and more will all have the new design for sale, and expect them all to go fast.