New concept art from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker shows off a redesigned helmet for Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.
Although Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren has idolized his grandfather Darth Vader since his introduction in The Force Awakens, new concept art from The Rise of Skywalker shows the villain wearing something even closer to the style of the legendary Sith lord. Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren has had a tortured journey throughout the new trilogy, before he finally overcame the dark side’s tight grip on him, eventually siding with Rey against Emperor Palpatine, just as his grandfather did.
Star Wars concept artist Luke D. Fisher posted the redesigned look for Kylo Ren on Instagram, explaining in the caption that his take on the helmet was meant to be closer to the aesthetic of Darth Vader. The new helmet features a new detail around the head filled with buttons and lights, much like Darth Vader’s chest piece in his suit. The design also does away with the circular silver trim around the visor, instead going for simple straight lines as well as a sharper mouth guard. Take a look at the redesigned helmet for Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in The Rise of Skywalker below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digitial HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on March 31.