J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren's "Table Of Ashes" In 'The Force Awakens'

By Matt O'Bryant

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived on Blu-ray and DVD today and like most of us Star Wars nuts, you are probably right now checking out all the cool special features, and/or re-watching the film today. Well if that wasn't enough, director of The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams recently talked with Entertainment Weekly about the film and revealed the answer to a question a lot of movie goers and fans have been wondering. What's the deal with the tray filled with ashes, that Kylo Ren slams/sits his helmet down in during the film?

J.J. Abrams on the ashes:

"The backstory is, that that table has the ashes of the enemies he’s killed. That moment [when he places his helmet down] was actually shot for, and meant to be used in, the scene where he was talking to the Vader mask.

He originally had his mask off the first time we shot that scene. Then we re-shot it with his mask on, but we had that shot which I loved and thought was so cool of the mask being slammed down into that ash. So that shot was stolen from the scene that we had changed and put into the scene with Rey.

He used to place his mask gingerly onto a piece of the set, which was incredibly unimpressive. So this moment made it a much cooler beat."

The more backstory the better, this is what makes the Star Wars films so damn re-watchable! The Star Wars universe is just filled with so much detail and deep characterizations its amazing. There is always something cool to learn. Let us know what you think about this cool new detail about Kylo Ren. Sound off in the comments down below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on Blu-Ray today!