The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi may only be two minutes, but that hasn’t stopped fans from pouring over every screenshot they can for details on the film. One shot in particular has raised some questions, though not necessarily about the film’s story.
The trailer briefly shows Kylo Ren brandishing his lightsaber as he prepares for a fight, but intrepid viewers have noticed something different about him: the scar he received from Rey at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is slightly different, moved closer to the right side of his face rather than the middle.
For a closer look at the change in his injury, here are shots from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to compare:
Director Rian Johnson was asked on Twitter why the scar was changed – whether it was a continuity error or simply for aesthetic. Johnson explained that it was mainly to make the scar less goofy-looking on Adam Driver as well as the fact that the scar is shown for only a couple seconds in The Force Awakens, giving them a bit more leeway to change it if need be.
“It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification,” said Johnson. “It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose.” was Johnson’s full answer.
@origonalname113 @mutlubulutlar @StarWarsNewsNet @TheLastKylo It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification. It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) April 19, 2017
What do you think about the change? Do you mind the slight alteration or wish he had stayed in continuity with the previous film, despite how goofy it may have looked? Let us know below…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).