The slow drip of Star Wars details continues to roll out, and this week’s goodie is provided by Empire, which has a full behind-the-scenes spread of The Force Awakens (on newsstands Thursday).
In the image above, we get a pretty spectacular look at Kylo Ren, who is described as being a Darth Vader fanatic. There’s a lot of mood to the image—light beams shine down as smoke swirls around him; his cross guard lightsaber, which is looking pretty rough, also illuminates the smoke in a very mesmerizing way. It’s a beautiful image juxtaposed with menace and danger.
If you’ve been following some of the bigger rumors surrounding The Force Awakens, the image of Ren just might confirm a major event in the film. Hint: the lush location is key. We won’t say anything more beyond that.
If we take the image at face value, it doesn’t give us much of an indication as to who Ren is fighting. We’ve seen him with his lightsaber drawn on plenty of occasions, but we haven’t yet seen Ren actually go toe-to-toe with anyone. More than likely Lucasfilm will save that for the movie’s release, which is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
Since this story was published additional information has been announced by Kylo Ren that you can read in our post, Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Kylo Ren isn’t what you think he is.