On September 1, consumers will celebrate Force Friday, the day upon which Star Wars toys honoring The Last Jedi will hit shelves everywhere. Although it will be another three months before the film itself is actually released, early analysis of these toys can give fans clues about what to expect from the film. Despite the official release of these toys being over a month away, one shopper came across some Hasbro 3.75" figures in Panama that might have given away clues about The Last Jedi, as discovered by Star Wars News Net.
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Throughout the course of The Force Awakens, audiences saw Kylo Ren's evolution from worshipping his grandfather Darth Vader, which included adopting a superfluous helmet to mirror Vader's necessary headgear. At the film's conclusion, when confronted by his father Han Solo,
With the figure above, Kylo is depicted without his helmet and a helmet doesn't come as an accessory, implying that his helmet will be featured far less.
Whether or not this is for practical purposes, as he no longer has to intimidate his subordinates with the helmet, or if this reflects the completion of an emotional journey, having killed his father, is yet to be seen. The figures that have been released will all most likely be part of the first wave of figures, so it's also possible that a future variation of a Kylo figure could feature the helmet.
We'll have more answers about Kylo's helmet when The Last Jedi lands in theaters December 15.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.