Adam Driver Talks Kylo Ren’s Development In ‘Episode VIII’

Come December, the Star Wars sequel trilogy will be expanded once more; Episode VIII will pick up right after the events of The Force Awakens, following the journey of Rey and Luke Skywalker, Finn, and Kylo Ren. Ren (Adam Driver), who was revealed to be the child of Han Solo and Leia Organa, is an interesting villain, as he has such close ties to the protagonists.

In a recent interview with Larry King, Driver was asked to share one aspect of Kylo Ren that fans should look forward to in Episode VIII – here’s what he had to say:

“I think, maybe this is such a general answer but you know, humanity. Even though it’s very much a blockbuster movie, there was no taking that for granted and that we were forced to be general. There was a lot of plot points that we knew were operating in the first one that we get to explain more in the second one to make both of them make sense. But they do kind of feel socially active to me, and George Lucas originally — a lot of ‘Star Wars’ was in response to Vietnam and a lot of what I remember talking about with JJ and Rian was this idea of terrorism, and two sides being morally justified to behave however they wanted to to get whatever they thought was absolutely correct.”

Though Driver does a great job not giving away any important plot details, this does tease an inner conflict and that there may be more to Kylo Ren than meets the eye.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

Jonathan Warncke

Swimmer. Writer. Huge Iron Man fan.