Daisy Ridley talks changes to lightsabers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
“The interesting thing about this film is that we concentrate more on the fact that [the lightsabers] are light,” Ridley said. “Because the [old] lightsabers were so heavy, as Eunice said, who is our new stunt coordinator, that it was more like broadsword fighting, which isn’t technically what it’s supposed to be because lightsabers are supposed to be light, by nature. So they actually made the lightsabers lighter for us. We, in this film, have, perhaps one of the most epic fights in Star Wars.”
It will be interesting to see if this change makes any difference to the dynamics or the style of fighting in the final film. Only 159 days until we find out!