Star Wars: The Force Awakens had an eerie scene in which new villain Kylo Ren talks to the charred and burnt helmet that once belonged to his grandfather, Darth Vader. While the helmet did not make an appearance in The Last Jedi, the Visual Dictionary for the new film explains exactly where it is now.
Keeper of the Star Wars canon Pablo Hidalgo, who wrote Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Visual Dictionary, explained that Kylo Ren now lives aboard Snoke’s starship following the destruction of Starkiller Base. In an entry which discusses Ren’s new quarters, it is noted that Vader’s helmet is not there:
“Rescued from the Starkiller disaster, Kylo returns to his quarters aboard the Supremacy, Supreme Leader Snoke’s vast flagship. Here, Kylo’s isolation allows him to meditate on the Force. He has left Darth Vader’s charred helmet aboard the Finalizer, perhaps not ready to face that visage until he recovers from his failure.”
While keeping the helmet as a memento seemingly goes against Kylo’s new mantra of “Let the past die,” it is possible Darth Vader’s helmet could make a return in Episode IX, seeing as the rise of Vader echoes his own rise as the new Supreme Leader.
Here is the synopsis for The Last Jedi:
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now.
Source: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Visual Dictionary