Kylo Ren
A group of fans dressed as Kylo Ren (R), a Stormtrooper, a Jedi Knight, Ant-Man and Iron Man characters gather before a news conference at Bangkok Entertainment Week 2016 at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand, April 21, 2016. Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Leaks about “Star Wars: Episode 8” previously revealed that the fans will get to see more of the Knights of Ren in the film. A new theory about the movie looks at what to expect from the villainous group and Kylo Ren.

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In a new theory posted on YouTube, Mike Zeroh points out that previous leaks have revealed that the Knights of Ren will attack Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) on Ahch-To. The Jedi Master will reportedly kill of the villains one by one, while Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) escapes.

Very little is known about the Knights of Ren. The characters were only seen through the flashback visions of Rey in “The Force Awakens.” Mike points out that there have been reports suggesting that the upcoming film will be filled with flashbacks that will reveal more details about the major characters such as Rey, Luke and Kylo Ren’s group.

Mike suggests that the Knights of Ren will have a big impact in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” According to the theory, they are going to be the highlight of the film.

The focus on the Knights of Ren in the upcoming movie also makes sense from a commercial point of view, Mike explains. Disney can have a whole range of toys and other merchandise dedicated to the villainous characters.

Mike expects an endless supply of canon material in the form of comics and novels that will tell the back story of the Knights of Ren. He also suggests that the animation TV series of the franchise could also do a season dedicated to the group.

As far as Kylo Ren is concerned, Mike believes he will be showcased as the leader of the Knights of Ren in the very first act of “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The main plot, however, is expected to focus on the journey of Rey becoming a Jedi