Adam Driver gave an incredible performance as the mysterious Kylo Ren last December in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A character that found himself emotionally torn between the legacy of his family and both sides of the Force, Kylo proved himself a deep and complex villain that was not to be messed with.
Things didn't end too well for Kylo come the end of the film however, as he was defeated in battle and left wounded on the grounds of Starkiller Base.
While we know relatively nothing about the path the character will take this December in the still untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, actor Adam Driver did offer a tease or two on a recent episode of Larry King Now. During the interview, which can be seen at the link below, Driver assured fans that Kylo's conflict is far from over, and that the upcoming sequel looks to explore his humanity.
"I think maybe - this is such a general answer - but you know, humanity," said Driver. "Even though it’s very much a blockbuster movie, and I’m aware of that, there was no taking that for granted and that we were forced to be general [in The Force Awakens]. 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, that kind of make both of them make sense."
Driver also revealed that much inspiration came from discussions regarding real wars and terrorism with both J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. "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 J.J. 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."
Starring Daisy Ridely, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: Episode VIII hits the big screen on December 15th.
Source: Larry King Now
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