Pat yourself on the back. You were right! Kylo Ren’s scar in The Force Awakens does not match the scar in The Last Jedi. Writer-director Rian Johnson has just admitted it, and explained why he broke all of Star Wars’ renown verisimilitude for this small but ultimately fatal change.
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So that’s it. Star Wars is ruined. Over. Finished. Made completely and irrevocably worthless, because a scar has changed from one film to another. What’s goofy-looking about having a line running straight up from your nose, all the way up to your hairline, basically cutting your face in two and making your forehead into a game of Pong? NOTHING. EVERYTHING IS RUINED.
But maybe Johnson is just lying to hide the real reason the scar was moved, a truth uncovered by my colleague Katharine Trendacosta. It’s that Kylo saw his scar, didn’t think it looked “Darth Vader” enough, got in a Bacta tank, healed it, and then cut himself again in a cooler way. Sith dig the scars, right? I’m guessing the opening crawl is all about this spoiler-filled Bacta surgery and Johnson is just hiding the huge reveal.
Anyway, I guess we can all not go see The Last Jedi now because it’s totally ruined and terrible.
Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo. Formerly of Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and Slashfilm. AP Award-Winning Film Critic and CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.