We’re still swooning over that Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer slapped out by Disney last week. The movie looks amazing and looks set to be its own beast – something critics of The Force Awakens felt that movie didn’t manage. But eagle-eyed fans have noticed that director Rian Johnson has been tweaking some of the finer aspects of the Star Wars universe to match his own taste – in particular one of the scars Kylo Ren picked up during his climactic battle with Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
You may remember Kylo Ren got that scar from his lightsaber battle with Rey on Starkiller Base. More specifically, it was the point where the sliced his face up pretty badly – leaving a noticeable scar up his nose. In the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi – fans noticed that the scar had moved slightly to across his eye. Was it intentional? Was it an accident? Turns out Rian Johnson thought the old location looked silly.
Taking to Twitter, the director explained;
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
Given how important visual appearance is to Rian Johnson, we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. Kylo Ren already looks silly as it is, the last thing he needed was more additions to the pile of reasons for fans to hate him.
It should also be noted we never did get a proper look at the scar (Kylo keeps it covered for the most part) – so it won’t be hugely apparent to everyone watching in cinemas.
It’s another interesting note to the production of The Last Jedi – which up to now has been remarkably trouble-free. Compared to the huge re-shoots ordered o last years Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ve heard next to nothing about anything similar happening for the upcoming Episode 8 movie.
Are you excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Does the placement of the scar drive you up the wall?