Sooooo … The Last Jedi’s director, Rian Johnson, totally moved Kylo Ren’s scar, which is fine. But the funny part is, he didn’t want to admit it at first.
At the end of The Force Awakens, Rey used the Force and overpowered Kylo Ren during their battle in the snow. It was a pretty awesome scene. And to remind Kylo Ren just who’s boss, Rey decided to slash him in the face.
Because of this, fans were expecting Adam Driver’s otherwise wonderful face to get a bit of a makeover in the next film, The Last Jedi. Though, when the trailer dropped last week, many fans noticed that Kylo Ren did, in fact, have a scar.
But it was totally in the wrong place.
If your eyesight or memory is only so-so, allow me.
Here is Kylo Ren’s original injury from The Force Awakens:
Kylo Ren’s scar in ‘The Force Awakens”. Image via Lucasfilm/Disney.
And here it is in The Last Jedi‘s trailer:
Kylo Ren in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer. Image via Disney/Lucasfilm.
As you can see, Kylo Ren’s scar mysteriously moved a little to the left and more over his eyebrow for The Last Jedi.
Of course, it’s really not a big deal. But what makes the story so funny, and why I’m cackling as I type, is that director Rian Johnson tried to pretend like we wouldn’t notice.
That was on April 17, the Monday after The Last Jedi trailer dropped. Now, I’m not trying to get on Rian Johnson’s case or anything; out of the batch of directors who have joined the franchise recently, he’s at the top of my likability list.
But if you did change the location, why hide it? Did he truly underestimate the fandom that watches and re-watches everything at least 3,000 times?
Because the original thread (above) continued and ultimately led to Johnson speaking up on behalf of The Scar on Thursday, three days later.
“It just looked goofy, okay?” is what Rian Johnson had to say to get everyone to chill. And I agree, it would look goofy and probably would’ve been challenging for the make-up department to repeat every day.
What will be more intriguing to see is the width of the scar. Like, the burn / cut is about the width of the lightsaber, so I hope by the time we see his cheek, the scar will be as big. I don’t care if it’s over his eyebrow or his chin as long as it takes up half his face.
Though Rian Johnson was totally busted, I still can’t wait to see what he delivers on Dec. 15 when The Last Jedi hits theaters.