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Rey’s Clumsy ‘Real’ Lightsaber Swap on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is Temporary, Better Process Coming Soon

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One of the most exciting parts of staying at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is being able to witness a climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.

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In the battle, Rey wields a “real” lightsaber where the illuminated blade of the saber actually fully extends from the hilt.

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In somewhat clunky choreography (which is no fault of the actress), Rey dodges a blaster bolt, ducking to the ground. This is where she swaps the “real” lightsaber for a prop that can actually be used for the battle. You can watch our full coverage and video of the entire battle here.

But sources tell us that this version of the saber swap is only temporary. Disney is aware that it isn’t executed well. It was a temporary stopgap while they fine-tune a better solution.

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The saber ignition is a real “wow” moment for the crowd, and they didn’t want guests to miss out on that during the process. Unfortunately, the saber is fragile and not suitable for stuntwork. For the battle, a more durable blade has to be used, so the swap itself won’t be going away.

Hopefully, a better transition will soon debut during the climactic conflict.

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  1. Well it’s nice to know that it’s temporary. I wonder if anyone here can find a better idea for the swap.

  2. Let’s give them a hand. Quick everyone who reads here. Write down your ideas on how to improve it and send it to them. Yoy can also post it on here if you want too.

  3. Has anyone else noticed that none of the actors even look like Rey. Why should we be going this individual Rey.

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