Adam Driver, our very own Kylo Ren, spoke with IANSlife today about Ren’s character arc and how it “opened his imagination as an actor.”
Driver believes Kylo Ren’s story is “interesting because it’s completely opposite to what the audience sees and expects from a character on the Dark side.” Does this mean Kylo is slated for a much-anticipated redemption arc? Perhaps not.
“J.J. Abrams told me when I met him for the first time that I should imagine a journey of a character completely opposite to Darth Vader,” Driver elaborates.
Now, this still doesn’t clear things up. If we take that to mean Ren’s path will be completely opposite to the very end, he may very well not be brought into the light. At the very end of Return of the Jedi, Vader decides to save his son, Luke, to atone for decades of dark deeds. Will something, or someone, cement Kylo Ren’s commitment to the darkness? Or will we see an opposing arc in the simpler sense that we see him transition from the Dark side to the Light, whereas we saw the reverse with Anakin? Whichever way he chooses, it seems Kylo Ren will stick to his guns.
“He becomes closer to his convictions, becomes more assured about his choices, but has metaphorically and physically killed his father to become his own person.”
We’re only about a week away from seeing the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, and so close to getting answers. This movie has the potential to be the most controversial Star Wars film to date, but I believe it will everything we could ever want, and maybe even everything we didn’t know we wanted.
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