Rian Johnson explains the absence of the Knights of Ren

LUCASFILMYoda burnt down the Force tree while laughing

LUCASFILMYoda burnt down the Force tree while laughing

A number of Star Wars fans might not be too fond of Kelly Marie Tran's Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Rose, however, it seems like Star Wars legend Mark Hamill considers the kooky actress like a second daughter. Naturally, we received neither, leaving us wondering where in the galaxy they could be hiding.

More than 20 major films, including "The Last Jedi", had robust toy-licensing programs past year. But, it would have been nice to have a brief mention of the secret Dark Side sect. 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.

Fair enough, Mr. Johnson.

Given the fact that The Last Jedi was the longest ever Star Wars film, we understand that certain scenes had to be cut - Tom Hardy's cameo being one - but we would love to see the Knights of Ren making an appearance in Episode IX. Let us know down below! Not a whole, to be honest.

In just a few sentences, Johnson also managed to debunk one prominent fan theory - that the Praetorian guards that Kylo Ren and Rey dispatch in the film were indeed the other members of the Knights of Ren.

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But don't count the Knights of Ren out entirely.

We can all agree that one of the coolest things from The Force Awakens was Rey's vision of the Knights of Ren. Turns out it was because he didn't want to kill them off.

Should the filmmaker have replaced the red-helmeted baddies with the Knights of Ren, that would have most certainly confused the situation and made a fight scene somewhat hard since, after all, Kylo's Knights would have been loyal to him.

There's also a chance it could be a mix of both parties, thickening the plot even more. Or, likely, Episode IX will flush out the Knights of Ren to our satisfaction. There's no right or wrong answer here and everybody is entitled to their own opinion - although I believe that the people claiming that Star Wars: The Last Jedi should be removed from Star Wars canon are just being silly and childish.

Johnson didn't drop the Knights of Ren completely, though.

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