Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reveals Best Look Yet at the Knights of Ren

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is bringing back the Knights of Ren. A new image from the film offers a new look at Kylo Ren's faction of the dark side. The image comes from Empire Magazine. Introduced Star Wars: The Force Awakens, little is known about the Knights of Ren other than that Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is their leader. The Knights of Ren, other than Kylo Ren, were not in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They'll play a role in The Rise of Skywalker, but the nature of that role remains a mystery. With Kylo Ren now leading the First Order, the Knights of Ren may be more powerful than ever before. You can take a look at the new image below.

The Knights of Ren, like their leader, follow the dark side of the Force. The group has existed for decades and they operate outside of the First Order command structure. Kylo Ren trained under Supreme Leader Snoke, the First Order’s head of state, during the years after the fall of the Galactic Empire. In The Last Jedi, Kylo assassinated his master and assumed his position.

Kylo led the Knights of Ren to destroy Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi Temple sometime after Kylo himself — then Ben Solo — abandoned his training there. The Knights of Ren burned the temple to the ground and slaughtered all of Luke’s students but the ones who chose to leave with them. During the events of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, both Kylo Ren and Snoke became obsessed with locating Luke, who had gone into self-imposed exile, and Rey, a powerful new Force-user who saw a vision of the Knight’s of Ren’s attack on the Jedi Temple.

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(Photo: Lucasfilm/Empire)

What do you think of the Knights of Ren? What role do you think they will play in the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga? Let us know in the comments.

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, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20th. Other upcoming Star Wars projects include a new film trilogy from Game of Thrones creators DB Weiss and David Benioff launching in 2020, a new film by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, a new trilogy by The Las Jedi director Rian Johnson, and The Mandalorian TV series on Disney+