After the glory of last week’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando and the debut of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it’s been a particularly great month for fans. But now these Star Wars are becoming Scar Wars! Fans were quick to notice that Kylo Ren’s facial scars in The Last Jedi don’t quite match up with the injury that Rey gave him during their lightsaber duel in The Force Awakens. Today’s Nerdist News is all about the Scargate controversy, and the ever flexible shape of Star Wars continuity.
Join host, and the galaxy’s top skin care expert, Jessica Chobot, as she examines Johnson’s recent comments and Kylo Ren’s slightly changed face. At first, Johnson seemed to downplay the movement of the scar, before admitting on twitter that “it was my decision to slightly adjust (the scar)…It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose.”
As you can see from the pic above, Kylo Ren now has the scar placed just over his right eye. It’s not a bad look, really, it’s just not where Rey tagged him in the face, and that’s what really has some fans upset. This is far from the first time that Star Wars has played fast and loose with its own continuity, especially during the Special Edition era! But even as far back as Return of the Jedi, George Lucas decided to ignore the previous version of the Emperor from The Empire Strikes Back before introducing Ian McDiarmid as the most deliciously evil character in the entire saga. So you see, continuity changes can work out!
How do you feel about Kylo Ren’s new facial scarring? Ignite your lightsabers in the comment section below!