A recent first look at the film saw Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) holding his helmet, which he was last seen smashing to pieces in The Last Jedi.
And, speaking recently, the director revealed that the motive behind repairing Kylo’s helmet comes from the Japanese concept of kintsugi. Deep.
“Having him be masked, but also fractured, is a very intentional thing,” Abrams told Empire.
“Like that classic Japanese process of taking ceramics and repairing them, and how the breaks in a way define the beauty of the piece as much as the original itself.
“As fractured as Ren is, the mask becomes a visual representation of that.
“There’s something about this that tells his history. His mask doesn’t ultimately hide him and his behaviour is revealed.”
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The explanation follows the reveal that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will explore Rey and Kylo Ren’s “complicated relationship”.
So, expect to see a lot of Adam Driver this time around.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has a release date of Thursday, December 19 in the UK and Friday, December 20 in the US.
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