Kylo Ren may be channeling his notorious grandfather by piecing together a new helmet for Star Wars: Episode IX.
During the throne room scene in 2017’s The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren destroys his helmet in anger after being antagonized by Supreme Leader Snoke for his defeat at the end of The Force Awakens. Later in the movie Kylo Ren kills Snoke and takes his place Supreme Leader of the First Order. Kylo Ren reportedly pieced his mask back together using a red crystalline bonding material for the new movie.
This crude method for piecing his mask back together could finally deliver the menacing edge to Kylo Ren that’s been missing from the first 2 movies. The mask could signal his transformation from an immature and confused antagonist to a true villain in Episode IX.
In addition to Kylo Ren’s mask, it seems that BB-8 will be getting a sidekick named D.O. or Dio. The little droid is reportedly going to follow BB-8 around and view the droid as a parental figure. The droid relationship subplot has been very effective in the Star Wars Universe with R2-D2 and C-3PO becoming fan favorite characters through their memorable relationship in the original saga and the prequels. D.O. could add some additional depth to BB-8, and expand his role in Star Wars lore.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019 with J.J. Abrams returning to direct.