Although ‘Star Wars 7’ is unlikely to feature Darth Vader in the flesh, it looks as though ‘The Force Awakens’ villain Kylo Ren may have found his iconic helmet…
During the official live unboxing of the first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toy line, a new figure of Kylo Ren revealed exactly what’s under his hood – and it looks an awful lot like the back of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet.
The 18-hour event taking place across the globe has unveiled a whole host of brand-new ‘Star Wars VII’ toys… and during the segment taking place in Tokyo, Japan it seems they revealed a lot more than we were expecting.
“You can see his helmet, the helmet is in… from what we’ve been reading online, especially on the website and in interviews, it’s possible he modelled it after Darth Vader,” said the host. “Because that’s someone he was really, really into and had an affection towards. But we’ll have to see in the movies.”
But if you ask me, it looks a lot more than merely modelled on Vader’s helmet.
For one thing, the back of the helmet looks exactly the same shape as Vader’s iconic design… and with some impressive details appearing on the 31-inch Kylo Ren figure, I can’t help thinking that the damage you can see as part of the helmet may hint that it is in fact an age-old relic.
Coupled with the face that we’ve seen Darth Vader’s melted, mangled helmet appear in the official ‘Star Wars 7’ trailers, and it seems to suggest that Kylo Ren has somehow managed to acquire this precious Sith artefact.
Of course, we’ve previously only seen the front of Kylo Ren’s mask, with the rest of his helmet remaining shrouded by the dark hood of his cloak.
Could this be Darth Vader’s helmet? It certainly looks like it… but with the addition of the ornate face mask, it’s clear that Vader’s original armour has been modified by the ‘Star Wars’ villain at some point.
Will Vader’s presence be felt in ‘Star Wars 7’ despite his untimely demise? It certainly looks that way… and if you ask me, it’s an awesome way to combing the original looming threat of the Empire with the new ways of the First Order.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ heads to cinemas on 18 December 2015.
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