Luke Skywalker & ESPN's Lightsaber Doc Are A Dream Come True

The force is strong with…ESPN? The sports network has teamed up with a hero from a galaxy far, far away to bring Earth a new documentary on the art and inspiration behind the lightsabers in Star Wars. We’ve been dreaming about a lightsaber-specific movie since we were kids, bruising each other with the plastic Walmart toys and now, our dream is coming true—and it’s hosted by Luke Skywalker himself. Mark Hamill finally left the cave he’s been hiding in, just in time to provide his magic for the upcoming documentary.

We're only crying a lot about the imminent release of new Star Wars films.
We’re only crying a lot about the imminent release of new Star Wars films.

Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel will trace the history of the film’s lightsaber battles and explore the inspiration behind those infamous duels. With the newly released teaser, we are able to get a small glimpse into the work that happened off screen and learn about the real-life kendo sword fighting techniques that inspired the franchise. The footage may not reveal anything major, but the sneak peak did give us a chance to see how this new cast of characters will handle themselves in battle—especially John Boyega’s character Finn.

While we wait for the special to drop, grab a broom, tree branch, dildo, or whatever stick-like object you can find and get ready to fight. The documentary will drop on ESPN on December 15th, three days before the new film premiers.

Images and video via ESPN and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

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