By Travis Martin
With recent revelations revealed by JJ Abrams about Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens‘ new villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), there may be more to come from this villain and the mysterious group he is part of, the Knights of Ren. Concept art was leaked through Indie Revolver that show off different masked warriors, all of whom looking eerily similar to Kylo Ren. With red lightsabers, it is clear that these characters are Sith, specifically Episode VII‘s Knights of Ren.
Now, clearly with every concept art displaying a masked Sith, I believe that these Knights of Ren idolize, and maybe even worship, Star Wars most famous villain: Darth Vader. This theory also supports that Kylo Ren is a fan of Vader, and is trying to become him. Maybe Andy Serkis‘ character Supreme Leader Snoke is the head of these new Sith. With their name and Kylo Ren’s crucifix lightsaber, the Knights of Ren almost emulate the historic Knights Templar. Whatever the case, it will be interesting to see other variants of masks that these Knights wear. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is set to release December 18, 2015.