New Star Wars 8 scene description reveals massive Knights of Ren battle

WARNING: This article contains potential spoilers for Star Wars: Episode 8.

The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured an amazing shot of the Knights of Ren, but ultimately they only got a few seconds of screen time in the film. Thankfully that doesn't look like it's going to be the case for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as a new rumour courtesy of Making Star Wars suggests they will be part of a major fight in Rian Johnson's sequel.

The report details a scene between a mask-less Kylo Ren and his Knights facing off against Rey and Luke Skywalker. While Ren and Rey have a one-on-one battle "alongside the cliff face", Skywalker dispatches the Knights of Ren (first with a Force push, then with his green lightsaber). The Jedi master eventually starts to make his way over to Kylo - at some point Rey is taken out of the battle - but Ren flees the scene.

As with any rumour we should take all of this with a pinch of salt, but I really hope this is true; this description points to a Skywalker who is at the height of his power, and a scene such as this would be a treat for fans. 

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: Episode 8 opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.