Jason Ward from Marking Star Wars shared some information recently that we might be getting a new Elite Red First Order Death Stormtrooper, which he called the Star Wars: Episode IX – The Elite Red Stormtrooper.
“There’s a new type of elite trooper in Star Wars: Episode IX that is pretty much a solid red Stormtrooper with black stripes. The trooper does not appear to be one of the red pilots from Star Wars: Resistance, but it almost sounds like they were developed together. One theory I currently hold is that Elrik Vonreg from Resistance might be an unused design for this new Episode IX trooper, but that’s a guess. The trooper is not just a First Order Stormtrooper painted red either, as the helmet is different. Ironically, we did hear the trooper was a pilot but for all we know these are like Death Troopers and they can fly ships too. We also can’t confirm there are more than one in the film at this time.”
Also Stu Whitten an VFX guy from the UK posted a Episode IX crew t-shirt showing a new red mask for a new First Order Stormtrooper,
So based on this I’ve mock-up what the helmet might look like… What do you think?