Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Why Kylo Ren’s Facial Scar Has Changed Position

If there is one thing that can be guaranteed, it’s that we Star Wars fans will obsess over the tiniest of details. With all the information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi that’s has been reported over the last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the position of a characters facial scarring being slightly different would go unnoticed.

Not with Star Wars fans. Eagle-eyed fans have already noticed and also questioned why the facial scar Kylo Ren receives at the hands of Rey in The Force Awakens has changed position in the upcoming sequel.

Below you can see the comparison between Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Director Rian Johnson has already taken to Twitter to explain the reason for this change, as fans began speculating on whether it was a continuity error or an intentional change.

The director replied to one fan’s reasoning that although you only saw the scar for a moment in Episode 7, it would be present for the entirety of Episode 8.

“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.”

There you have it folks, it was absolutely an intentional decision. This makes perfect sense when you realize that Rian Johnson has to show that scar front and center for an entire movie, if he does not feel it looks quite right, he is right to make the slight change. Though if Johnson was in anyway unaware about just how much his latest movie will be scrutinized by the fan base, then he is no longer under any such illusions. This will undoubtedly be the biggest movie of the director’s career so far, it’s no wonder he told Mark Hamill he was terrified of messing it up.

What do you think about this artistic change in continuity? Does it bother you that it won’t quite fit with The Force Awakens, or like me are you happy that Rian Johnson seems to be concentrating on the smallest of details for The Last Jedi

Let us know in the comments below.

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SOURCE: Rian Johnson (via Twitter)

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