Rumors have pointed to Star Wars: Episode IX finally bringing the Knights of Ren into the spotlight - though not in the way fans many have expected. Now a new theory is introducing another possibility closely-related to the Knights of Ren: That there's a going to be someone new who dons Kylo Ren's armor and helmet!
Inverse is the site where this theory originates. It basically posits that the Star Wars: Episode IX costume images that leaked earlier this year were actually real - including the reappearance of Kylo Ren's helmet, which was seemingly smashed during The Last Jedi. The theory points out that Kylo Ren isn't just a name - it's a title. Kylo is identified as the master of the Knights of Ren by Snoke in The Force Awakens, which could arguably mean that his helmet is a symbol of leadership in the group. It's believed that due to this system of rank, Episode IX will see Kylo Ren dethroned as leader of the Knights of Ren, and a new member will step up to claim leadership - and the iconic helmet that goes with it.