The final installation of the latest Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is expected to feature the Knights of Ren (finally!), the presumably super powerful militant followers of Kylo Ren, who have been kept a secret by the writers and producers throughout the production.
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey sees glimpses of the Knights of Ren in her visions, but that was all the clue we had until recently. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition was published on Oct 4th 2019, and an excerpt from the book describes the Knights of Ren:
"The Knights of Ren are Kylo Ren's most deadly and mysterious servants. With their bodies encased in rusty, battered armor and their faces permanently concealed beneath ominous masks - echoing that of the new Supreme Leader himself - even their species remains a mystery. What is obvious to anyone who witnesses them in action is that their fighting skills and martial prowess are without equal. Each Knight is armed with a lethally effective and unique weapon, suited to either long range or close-quarter combat."
Well folks, there you have it. That's all that has been revealed about the Knights of Ren, aside from a close up shot and a poster of the film.
We still have no idea what species they come from, or what they look like, or anything about their history, or even whether they are force-sensitive. Fans have come up with all kinds of theories about them being fallen Jedi, or a special branch of Sith, but what we do know however is that they are definitely not Sith, and that they are loyal solely to Kylo Ren and not the First Order.
We do really hope though that all the secrecy lives up to the hype. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to release on the 18th of December this year.