Since Disney's first Sequel Trilogy film established Rey with a team, fans have wanted to see her wield a double-bladed lightsaber like Darth Maul. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker It was actually close to giving him one, but the film abandoned that idea in favor of Anakin's blue lightsaber.
The last film in the Skywalker saga was, ultimately, a mediocre final act that left much to be desired in terms of narrative and character resolutions. And if it wasn't for that, the movie felt rushed and incomplete. As fans point out, many of Episode IXThe scenes could be developed in a more meaningful and coherent way, but Abrams had to work his script in a limited execution time. That is, one of these abrupt encounters involved "Dark King," who appeared as a vision to persuade his counterpart to embrace the Dark Side.
As you will remember, Dark King had a double-bladed red lightsaber. A feature that, given the short duration of the scene, did not contribute much to the plot apart from being a shy tool for the film's promotional campaign. Obviously, this ended up disappointing many fans and enraging others. However, according to the novel adaptation of the novel, Rey was working on the construction of such a weapon, which explains why he saw it manifest in his hallucination of nightmare.
This excerpt from the book reveals that Rey almost built a double-bladed lightsaber, but failed to finish it on time:
“He looked at the unfinished lightsaber in his workbench. He was not ready yet, and the one who had meticulously repaired, Luke's, did not belong to him. Then his assistant would have to be enough as a weapon. Which was fine. It had served him well in Jakku for years. In fact, one day, once you have mastered this lightsaber construction business, you could design one that feels more like a cane in your hand. Familiar and strong. Two business ends. Maybe with a hinge in the middle for portability. "
Of course, at the end of the movie, Rey buried Luke and Leia's blue lightsabers in Tatooine and had a new one in his possession, which was yellow. The film did not confirm if that was the lightsaber he was working on, or if it was double-edged, although the long hilt somehow confirms that it was.
Either way, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker He failed to give us any moment with Rey and his characteristic weapon, so hopefully we can see that one day with the continuation of his story through other means.