The New Lightsaber Featured in the Star Wars Trailer is Controversial

By: Meghan Young - Dec 1, 2014
References: variety & theverge
The highly anticipated first trailer for J.J. Abrams' take over of the 'Star Wars' franchise featured a new lightsaber that has everyone talking. Taking after the traditional medieval swords people are accustomed to, minus the leather and steel, it is quite an elegant design, if not necessarily practical. At least, according to a slew of fans that have taken to the web to share their opinions.

The new lightsaber features an extended hilt that people feel will be a danger to the holder rather than the opponent. Yet at the end of the day, companies will have fun introducing the new lightsaber as toys and other memorabilia for fans around the world. Others have already started introducing hilarious memes of the new lightsaber, showing extension in much more ludricrous areas of the weapon.