Thanks to Empire, we have a new photo from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and it offers us a great a more detailed look at The Knights of Ren!
These mysterious badass-looking characters were introduced in The Force Awakens and ignored in The Last Jedi. They will finally be utilized and explored more in J.J. Abrams The Rise of Skywalker. We don’t know exactly what the role of these dark warriors will be in the story, but I imagine Kylo Ren will be calling them in for some help.
When talking about picking up the Star Wars story where Rian Johnson left off, Abrams told the magazine:
I never found myself trying to repair anything. If I had done VIII, I would have done things differently, just as Rian would have done things differently if he had done VII. But having worked on television series, I was accustomed to creating stories and characters that then were run by other people. If you’re willing to walk away from the thing that you created and you believe it’s in trustworthy hands, you have to accept that some of the decisions being made are not gonna be the same that you would make. And if you come back into it, you have to honor what’s been done.”
We’ll find out how Abrams is going use the Knights of Ren when the movie is released on December 20th.