The fourth issue of Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren revealed the deeper meaning of a key moment in The Rise of Skywalker.
During the final act of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Adam Driver’s Ben Solo rushed into the Sith Temple on Exegol in hopes of assisting Rey in her confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. However, Ben Solo had discarded the lightsaber he wielded as Kylo Ren beforehand and found himself in a dire situation when the Knights of Ren ambushed him while he was defenseless.
Fortunately, Rey was able to use her force connection with Ben Solo to transport a lightsaber to into her newfound ally’s hands, leading to a lightsaber draw that many consider one of the best moments in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Now, the Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #4 comic reveals that Ben Solo’s cowboy-style lightsaber draw was actually something he did long before The Rise of Skywalker. The comic features artwork in which Ben Solo’s “Dark Han Solo” outfit is revealed to feature a back-mounted holster that he uses to draw his lightsaber during a key battle along his journey to becoming Kylo Ren.
Here is the official synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.