Report: Kylo Ren Will Dress More Like Vader in Star Wars: Episode VIII

Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 10:24AM
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Thursday, 03 November 2016 - 10:24AM
Report: Kylo Ren Will Dress More Like Vader in Star Wars: Episode VIII
Kylo Ren has always been a hardcore Darth Vader wannabe (and to many fans, a pale imitation), and it looks like that Darth Vader obsession will continue into the new trilogy. According to a new report, Kylo Ren will undergo some costume changes for Episode VIII, including one feature that makes him look much more like his grandfather.

Mild spoilers follow!


Making Star Wars reports that Kylo's costume will have several different modifications, including slight changes to his mask (although it will remain largely the same) and under-robes that look something like Luke Skywalker's robes in Return of the Jedi. (Interestingly, Luke's rumored costume for Episode VIII looks very similar.) But the real news is that, like Luke, Kylo is rumored to be wearing a cape, which looks a whole lot like the one worn by Darth Vader.

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According to sources, Kylo Ren is wearing a Darth Vader cape in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The cape is said to be like the one Darth Vader wears in The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi. However, the cape does not have the same chain clasp. It is not entirely clear if this cape is one Kylo made to resemble that of his grandfather's or if he actually procured one of Darth Vader's capes that probably fell into the hands of collectors in the Star Wars galaxy.
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There have been some indications within the canon that Darth Vader artifacts are being sold on the black market, so it's not impossible that this cape actually belonged to Vader himself. But we sort of hope that it's a replica, because Kylo Ren suffers from comparisons to Vader as it is.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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