This Rumored Episode VIII Stormtrooper Sounds Crazy Awesome

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 10:34AM
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 10:34AM
This Rumored Episode VIII Stormtrooper Sounds Crazy Awesome
FN-2199 (affectionately known as TR-8R) and his riot baton were two of the breakout characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, unexpectedly becoming a social media star and going on to receive his very own backstory. Now, it looks like Episode VIII is trying to give us our next fan favorite Stormtrooper

Possible spoilers follow!


According to a new report from Making Star Wars, the Stormtroopers in Episode VIII will mostly look the same as in The Force Awakens, with the possible exception of a mouthpiece that resembles the mouthpieces on the original trilogy's Stormtrooper helmets. But the real news is that there will be one specific Stormtrooper that will be highlighted in a very similar way to FN-2199: a bad-ass named "The Executioner" who wield an awesome riot baton-like weapon.
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He has a matte black line that goes over half his mask on one side that sets him apart. The Executioner's weapon is not unlike FN-2199's at the handle but it has three spinning blades on the end that are said to be like something out of Phantasm (think of the crazy blades that come out of the spheres in those films). We think he has a shield but we haven't been able to confirm if he actually uses it in the film or not.
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Making Star Wars also provided a description of the character to cartoonist Lumberjack Nick, who came up with this general sketch. They say it's not 100% accurate, but captures "the gist" of the costume and weapon:



MSW's sources claim that The Executioner will face off against Finn (again, like FN-2199), but this time Han Solo won't be there to save him (boo-hoo). The report admits that these are just rumors for now, but if they're true, it's safe to say we'll have a great new Star Wars meme coming our way.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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