Kylo Ren, the heir to Darth Vader's villainous reign in the Star Wars universe, may be even more disturbed than previously thought.
Director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that in the scene where Kylo Ren removes his helmet and places it on a dust covered stand while interrogating Rey, the "dust" is actually a collection of ash left over from the various people he's killed in that chamber.
Originally, the scene was supposed to take place when Kylo Ren talked to the disfigured helmet of Darth Vader, but because of time constraints, Abrams couldn't use it. The director told the magazine that even though they couldn't incorporate it into the film, he loved the idea of using the ash somehow.
"Then we reshot it with his mask on, but we had that shot which I loved and thought was so cool of the mask being slammed down into that ash," Abrams said. "So that shot was stolen from the scene that we had changed and put into the scene with Rey."
This revelation opens the door to a bunch of other questions, including whether or not Kylo Ren incinerated the bodies in that room or had them burned somewhere else with the ashes brought to his torture chamber. Abrams did not expand on any of this.
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