It looks like it’s coming Ahsoka The Disney+ series will include some visual similarities to Kylo Ren’s time in the sequel trilogy.
Star Wars’ final series of sequels (Episodes VII-IX) is a divisive topic among many – some hate them with every fiber of their being, and others absolutely adore them. Regardless of which side of the equation you’re on, it’s easy to say that Kylo Ren was one of the more well-received elements of their recent films (not including his ending, which many loathe).
Unfortunately, eventually Rise of Skywalker is done, Ren has bit the dust. However, it looks like his influence will still be felt across the franchise, including in a project set to air later this year.
Kylo Ren’s DIY Look
According to a new report from Making Star Wars, the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka will include designs directly inspired by Rise of Skywalker and Kylo Ren himself.
IN Episode IX, Ren gets his broken helmet repaired by a monkey named Albrekh. The blacksmith shares his equipment along with a material called “Sarrassian iron.” This is what gives the helmet’s cracks the red glow.
IN Ahsoka, many of the stormtroopers seen will have a similar “repaired look” style. But instead of the red Sarrassian iron repairing their armor, it will be something that gives the cracks a golden glow instead.
The choice is inspired by Kintsugi, “a Japanese art that translates to ‘golden carpentry:'”
“Kintsugi, a Japanese art that translates to ‘golden joinery.’ Broken valuables use gold or silver to repair and join together the broken pieces of antique or art. The process sees the breaks as part of the object’s history.”
The report also noted that it is not believed that these Stormtroopers would have had their equipment repaired with Sarasian iron like Kylo Ren. Instead, they became “reforged” of the Nightsister, a witch-like force-sensitive group.
Star Wars and its retroactive continuity
This isn’t the first time the Disney+ Star Wars series has referenced the Sequel Trilogy. Back in 2020, for “Chapter 12” of The Mandalorian, a clone body of Supreme Leader Snoke could be seen in a tank. There was even an extra audio cue built into the soundtrack for those who might not be sure what they were seeing.
Retroactive continuity is kind of a Star Wars thing – the franchise has been doing it for decades now. Sort of like The Clone Wars helped elevate the ill-received Prequel trilogy, now it’s time for other projects to do the same for the sequels.
Some Kylo Ren photos are another reason for fans to be excited about Rosario Dawson’s upcoming Ahsoka project. From the sounds of it, the show is going to be crazy; Grand Admiral Thrawn’s live-action debut along with most of it Rebels cast, a whole new room area and more.
Ahsoka is set to debut sometime this year; however, an official release window has yet to be revealed by Lucasfilm.