Star Wars Crew Reveals Trivia About The Last Jedi's Throne Room Lightsaber Fight

Star Wars Crew Reveals Trivia About The Last Jedi's Throne Room Lightsaber Fight

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wrapping up the nine-movie Skywalker Saga, IGN is celebrating the occasion by looking back at one of our favorite parts of the franchise: the iconic lightsaber duels. Each episode of Star Wars: Breaking Down the Duels will focus on one of the many lightsaber fights as we catch up with the cast and crew members that created them. They share behind-the-scenes stories, offer insightful commentary, and even toss in some trivia you might not have known.The throne room fight at the end of The Last Jedi is unique among Star Wars lightsaber battles because it’s not your traditional clash of Jedi vs. Sith. In fact, two lightsabers never even touch, so it’s less of a lightsaber duel and more of a brawl with all manner of dangerous sci-fi weapons. As part of our ongoing series Star Wars: Breaking Down the Duels, IGN spoke with stunt coordinator Rob Inch, who choreographed the fight, and production designer Rick Heinrichs, who supervised the creation of the striking set. They shared insightful bits of trivia on how this exciting scene came together. You can watch the episode in the video player above or keep reading to see what the crew had to say. And be sure to check out our main hub page for more episodes of Star Wars: Breaking Down the Duels. The throne room fight comes after Kylo Ren makes the surprise decision to kill his master, Snoke. The Elite Praetorian Guards aren’t too happy about what just happened to their boss, so they attack, and Kylo Ren teams with Rey to take them on. Setting the Mood The fight takes place in Snoke’s Throne room, which features a raised throne with a stark red backdrop. The main inspiration for the set came from an unused piece of artwork from the Original Trilogy by Ralph McQuarrie, and the coloring helped evoke a specific tone Heinrichs and director Rian Johnson wanted for the scene. “The scale of the set was huge, and it was a practical set,” Heinrichs said. “I spent several days up at the library in Skywalker Ranch and went through all of the beautiful artwork of Ralph McQuarrie. One of the amazing pieces of artwork that I always loved, it depicted Darth Vader in a hellish, almost a subterranean cavern, and the throne is very similar to what we ended up. We were really pinging on…
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