An upcoming Star Wars comic cover features a young Ben Solo/Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker fighting against the Knights of Ren. Here’s what that could mean for the movies.
Less than two months from the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the anticipation of fans is heating up as Disney ramps up its promotion for the final installment in the Skywalker Saga.
Despite that, fans still know very little about what the movie will actually entail, as the final trailer released last Monday did not provide any new major information.
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One thing that fans are particularly curious about is the first major appearance of the Knights of Ren, who aside from a brief cameo in Rey’s force vision in The Force Awakens, have yet to appear in the movies despite being frequently mentioned.
The Knights of Ren are a group of dark side force users whom are led by Kylo Ren, although not much else is known about them beyond that. However, a new detail about them has been revealed from the cover of the upcoming Kylo Ren Comic.
The comic, titled The Rise of Kylo Ren No. 2, is a prequel to the new trilogy and depicts a young Ben Solo and Luke Skywalker facing off against five Knights of Ren. As this comic is canon, this confirms that the Knights of Ren were around before Ben turned to the dark side, but also that he was an enemy of theirs before taking over as leader.
The comic is due out in January, after the movie’s release, so I doubt that it would have much of an impact, if at all, on the story or the Knights of Ren’s role in it.
However, it does show that Kylo’s position as leader of the Knights may not be secure, as he was not there from the groups conception and if he were defeated or acted against their interests, they could leave him to follow another.
The Emperor seems like a natural fit, as an all-powerful Sith Lord to turn them against Kylo, or perhaps the dark side Rey we saw in an earlier teaser could dethrone him instead. Only time will tell.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20th, 2019.