– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Lucasfilm

Image via Lucasfilm

We’re less than a month and a half away from the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — the first of (hopefully) many standalone films set in the Star Wars universe. While it remains to be seen how audiences will respond to stories not a part of the main saga, there’s little doubt that the hype train will start picking up steam for Star Wars Episode VIII soon after.

More than any Star Wars other film before it (except perhaps The Empire Strikes Back), The Force Awakens left audiences on one heck of a cliffhanger — with Rey holding out a lightsaber to a hooded and mysterious Luke Skywalker. But those weren’t the only questions we were left with. We were left not knowing what Finn would run off to do, and we were also left wondering what kind of extra training Kylo Ren would be receiving from Supreme Leader Snoke.

While we’re see to see some of these answers, some of the inevitable changes to come in the next installment won’t just be plot-related.

I think it’s worth saying that if you really don’t want to be spoiled in any capacity (even though this is just a costume rumor), now’s the time to look away.








Making Star Wars is reporting that Kylo Ren will be keeping his trademark mask from The Force Awakens — so don’t expect a change on that front. His robes, however, will be rather different, and will apparently resemble the black outfit Luke wore in Return of the Jedi. That isn’t all. The report continues, stating that the baddie also be wearing a cape that very much resembles Darth Vader’s own cape, though they were quick to point out that it doesn’t have the same chain clasp. 

Given the reverence Kylo Ren has for his grandfather, it’s not entirely unlikely that the cape would be worn as some sort of homage to the former Sith, and the outlet did go on to speculate that he could have gotten his hands on an actual cape through the black market. 

Will this actually have some significance? We’ll have to wait and see.

Star Wars Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2016.

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SOURCE: Making Star Wars

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.