Over the last month, marketing for Insight Edition's upcoming Star Wars title, The Lightsaber Collection , has been out in full force. The official Star Wars website got the ball rolling with up-close looks at several classic laser swords, including those belonging to Anakin Skywalker and Yoda .
Shortly thereafter, fan-managed news sites were given exclusive spreads to share. Princess Leia's lightsaber , which debuted in Episode IX , was revealed to be included in the book, as was the weapon used by Ben Solo before it was forged as an unstable crossguard blade. Yesterday, Rey's yellow lightsaber was given the spotlight, and the sequel-era reveals continue with another seldom-seen weapon...
Jedi News exclusively revealed the spread dedicated to The Ren's lightsaber in Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection . The weapon, wielded by the mysterious former master of the Knights of Ren, can be seen below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
This was a completely unexpected surprise, but the inclusion of Ren's lightsaber is a testament to Lucasfilm and Insight Edition's desire to go all out with The Lightsaber Collection . The Ren's lightsaber debuted in the Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren comic book, wielded by the shady dark sider who played a heavy role in turning Ben Solo.
The Ren was described as the basis for the Knights of Ren's belief system, the title given to the leader of the same name's lightsaber. We still know little about Kylo Ren's old posse and what became of The Ren after Ben Solo killed it's owner, but the lightsaber's inclusion in the upcoming book could be a sign of stories to come and serves as a neat addition to the growing collection of elegant weapons.