Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Why Rian Johnson moved Kylo Ren's scar in Star Wars

Why Rian Johnson moved Kylo Ren's scar in Star Wars

Kylo Ren's scar is positioned a tad differently than it was in 'The Force Awakens.' Luckily, director Rian Johnson has explained why.

With the debut of a new Star Wars trailer, fans will dissect every frame to find out even more hidden within it, and The Last Jedi was no different. "It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose".

"It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification", said Johnson.

On the "Star Wars Episode 7", in the battle between Rey and Kylo Ren, Rey managed to hit Kylo's face, leaving a long scar on his face, from forehead down to his nose and to his right cheek. Considering Ren's devotion towards Darth Vader's dark legacy, rumours have it that Han Solo and Leia Organa's son will try and change his appearance to look more like his grandfather in the upcoming sequel.

The teaser, which was debuted late last week, focussed overwhelmingly on Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), with Hamill admitting since that he "fundamentally disagreed" with the direction his character takes in the new film.

Besides, if The Force Awakens is ever altered to match The Last Jedi, it won't be a first: Anakin's eyebrows were digitally removed from the end of Return of the Jedi to match his burn wounds in Revenge of the Sith.

The 24: Live Another Day star recently spoke out regarding fellow British actor Daniel Kaluuya's casting in horror film Get Out, after screen veteran Samuel L. Jackson suggested black British actors can't fully relate to the racism documented in the American movie.

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