Why Kylo Ren’s Scar Looks Different In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

When the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted during Star Wars Celebration last week, some eagle-eyed viewers noticed Kylo Ren (Adam Driver / space edgelord) looked a little bit different than he did after getting his emo ass handed to him by Rey (Daisy Ridley) at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The lightsaber damage, which had been running across his right cheek and up the middle of his forehead above the bridge of his nose, is now a mostly-healed scar running through his right eyebrow. Redditor The Tangent Agency made a comparison shot:

As it turns out, the change was Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson‘s idea. On Wednesday, he disclosed via his Twitter account, “It was my decision to slightly adjust it, and that was my justification. It honestly looked goofy running straight up the bridge of his nose.”


Fair enough. Kylo Ren is already plenty goofy as it is, and you don’t need to look at his scar if you don’t think it’s cool.

As an added bonus, he now looks even more like grandpa.

Pfft, that figures.

(Via io9, /film, The Tangent Agency, Rian Johnson, Joshua Yehl, and Jeff)