MSW Podcast hírek Jason Ward:
Jason has not heard anything about all the KOR being women (and personally that seems unlikely though some may be).
- Jason believes the red and black stormtroopers also come from the Beyond with the KOR, meaning that they might be primarily loyal to the KOR despite technically being Kylo's and the KOR's
- Jason has heard that some of the KOR are force users, but some are not, bringing together the various rumors we have had that we should not assume Force powers of the KOR.
- Jason hasn't gotten the term sith stormtrooper confirmed, so it may well just be a nickname on set (recall that BB-9E was called BB-H8). No indication they can use the force. He personally doubts they can.
- Really the main thing Jason has been told about the MacGuffin is that it's controversial. One person who is balanced and hands off fandom did say that it was delightful, but the repeated word has been controversial, from people who get the fandom more. When Jason said that this was pretty usual for fandom, they said that many of the things in TLJ did not strike them as controversial. This, however, does.
- He has not gotten any bites on it being something like Vader's lightsaber (which doesn't reject it, but for what it's worth).
- Jason knows they shot promotional stuff in Jordan; he doesn't think Rose was there though doesn't know. (I would guess it might be hard to find out, and especially if they filmed some Jordan stuff on set, this might not be very relevant).
- Jason says he's seen some images of the IX script and it seems longer than usual. Does later say that given the improv nature of what we have been hearing, it's possible they're just gunning for it and planning on cutting down later.
- Jason confirms that he's heard Dominic is a Resistance leader.
- Jason seconds the idea of Jordan having been possibly used for two planets (which per The Great TB Scandal of '19, matches previous info).