Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren has emerged as a powerful villain during the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but, fans haven’t got much information about Ben’s dark side fellows, The Knights of Ren. They were teased in The Force Awakens, and a lot of fans expected to see them in action in The Last Jedi, but, that didn’t happen. It turned out to be one of the many fan theories debunked by director Rian Johnson.
As of now, nothing is known about The Knights of Ren, and the answers might be found only in Star Wars: Episode IX, or some other associated work (novel or a comic book). Till that happens, we have to deal with fan theories related to Knights of Ren. One such theory is shared below, and it implies that the Knights of Ren are in fact, the Star Wars adaptation of The Knights of the Round Table.
The theory suggests that The Knights of Ren are pretty much a dark side version of the Knights of Camelot. Just like the Camelot heroes, The Knights of Ren were created based on their faith in the lineage of a mythical hero (Ben Solo), and his ability to restore peace to the realm. The comparison between Snoke/Merlin is also suitable because Merlin’s magical powers and wisdom guarded Arthur, and in the same way, Snoke’s Force powers and knowledge created Kylo Ren.
The most fascinating bit of this fan theory is related to Star Wars: Episode IX. As is mentioned above, Arthur’s Knights undertook several expeditions during their time, sometimes without the king as well, and that might just be the thing that we are witnessing in the sequel trilogy movies. The Knights of Ren are away on some mission (gathering Force remnants or invading some far away planet), or may be undergoing the Force training (becoming acquainted with the Dark Side) or they might be busy forging lightsabers. All such scenarios would be a gripping base for The Knights of Ren to appear in Episode IX, as the elite guard force for Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Some future spin-off might even depict the origin story of the Knights of Ren or reveal where they were during the happenings of Episode VII and VIII.
We just hope to see something fresh and anticipate The Knights of Ren to be much more than just a vague distraction in the Sequel Trilogy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is presently running in cinemas all over the world. Solo: A Star Wars Story will release on May 25, this year and it will be followed by Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20, 2019.