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So now we know why Kylo Ren’s scar has moved in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi…

April 20th, 2017 by Marc Comments

One thing that never amazes us – even at this stage – is just how observant fans, especially Star Wars fans, are.

When the trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi landed last week at Star Wars Celebration (here) most of us were just trying to gleam whatever info we could from the scenes, the vehicles, the characters and the locations, however, many other fans were looking somewhere else entirely.

At Kylo Ren’s face.

And look, he’s a handsome man, so that’s understandable… however it was something else they were looking at: his scar.

Remember at the end of The Force Awakens when Ren goes head-to-head with Rey in a lightsaber duel and Rey seemingly channels the Force an beat Kylo to a standstill, slashing his face in the process?

Well in the trailer for The Last Jedi it’s clear that the scar is further to the left than it was when Rey opened his face.

Is this a mistake? Well, no.

Director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, has taken to twitter to say that he knows the scar is moved… and it was his choice: “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.”

Well, that was simple. Although we know this is going to bug the heck out of a lot of people now given that it screws with continuity within the movies.

Heck, it bothers us. A little.

But we’ve made our peace with it. Have you? Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….