Thanks to the synopsis for the second issue of the Kylo Ren comic book series debuting this December, we now know some pretty major information about the rest of Jedi Master Luke’s Jedi pupils.
Thanks to the cover reveal for this issue from a few weeks back, we do now know that the Knights of Ren aren’t fallen pupils who joined Kylo, especially considering that you can see he and Luke fighting them. This in and of itself was a huge revelation, but it only supports this new one and gives it more validity.
Accoridng to the comic’s synopsis (below), Luke’s other students did survive, but they thought he was killed by Kylo, so they went out in search of him to hunt him down.
With the new Jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy…a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for Ben… and ideas about the Force that are as dangerous as they are intriguing for the troubled young Jedi. If Ben wishes to be truly free…the answers might lie with the dark side. And with the Knights of Ren! But it won’t be the first time he’s tangled with the Knights. In the past, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker journeys to the Unknown Regions and brings young Ben along for the mission. Can even Luke Skywalker stand against the fabled Knights of Ren?!
Like I said, that’s a massive reveal and offers up all sorts of potential for future Star Wars stories.
I could see most of these playing out in comics, but it could open up other genres as well. Although, since these Jedi would technically be tied to the Skywalker saga, they may be off limits for a movie since that saga is officially ending with Episode IX, but I wouldn’t be disappointed if they made into a TV show or animated series.
Either way, this is a huge canon change, and one that could lead to some other intriguing reveals.
The 4-part Kylo Ren series releases December 18th.