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Wait, Kylo ren’s tray of sand was WHAT?!

April 9th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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There were many interesting tidbits that you could notice while watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One such thing was Kylo Ren’s mysterious table of ashes, tat could be seen during his interrogation scene with Rey.

Director J.J. Abrams has revealed a really dark reason for the ash being on the table that adds to the menace and complexity of Kylo Ren as a Dark Side character.

“The backstory is, that that table has the ashes of the enemies he’s killed. That moment was actually shot for, and meant to be used in, the scene where he was talking to the Vader mask. He originally had his mask off the first time we shot that scene. 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. So that shot was stolen from the scene that we had changed and put into the scene with Rey.”

So, that scene was sliced in from one earlier in the film, in which Ren talks to the charred mask of Vader – a scene which was creepy in itself without having Ren place his own mask in the remains of his victims. Wow.

“He originally had his mask off the first time we shot [the Vader] scene. 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.

So, we know what it is – but who are the victims and why does Kylo Ren keep their ashes? This is even creepier than we first thought and we hope the origins of his ashes table is explored in Episode VIII.

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Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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