Perhaps one of the most mysterious aspects of the latest Star Wars trilogy, aside from wasting the opportunity to have Snoke as Darth Plagueis, is the mention of the Knights of Ren, the organization associated with Kylo/Ben, and introduced during a flashback sequence in The Force Awakens.
Although audiences weren’t treated to another appearance in The Last Jedi or even further informed, Rian Johnson offered an explanation.
“We have a very full movie already there literally was just not room for another element… I guess I could’ve used them in place of the Praetorian guards but then it would feel like wasting them because all those guards had to die. And if Kylo had some kind of connection to them it would’ve added a complication that wouldn’t have helped the scene… truth is I just didn’t see a place for them in the movie.”
But fans should rejoice, as a source on Reddit, who supposedly not only has information the ninth Star Wars film, but on other news as well, such as Kylo Ren’s helmet, The Mandalorian, and a new droid character, knows secrets concerning the Knights of Ren in the upcoming trilogy film.
“Yes! I totally forgot about them but they will definitely be in the next movie… They did show numerous pictures/artwork of them. I wish I had more details but at the very least it seems like they will play a bigger role than previous films. While I’m a Star Wars fan, I’m not a superfan like many of you so a lot of names/details/places probably were wasted on someone like me.”
The role of the Knights of Ren is still unknown, but hopefully, it is significant.