Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming out next month, which means we're going to get a lot of new information in the coming weeks. This time it comes in the form of Entertainment Weekly and an interview with Adam Driver talking about what motivates Kylo Ren:
"I think the idea of someone whose parents are very much devoted to the cause, that's something a lot of people could relate to, whether it be religion or politics or a business. Not identifying with [that cause] yourself, I think can give someone a complex."
His parents were rebels, so Kylo goes the opposite way when he feels they don't have enough time for him. Driver continued:
"Looking around and not seeing yourself and not identifying with what's around you, I think, affects how we behave."
There are a lot of fans that aren't ever going to forgive Kylo Ren for killing his father but Kylo himself is trying to figure out if was the right thing to do for his own perceived growth:
"From his perspective, what he's done is hopeful. If anything he has justice. I think he's surprised by how he would feel after Han Solo. He's hoping for hope. He's hoping for clarity."
If there's one thing we all know Star Wars loves, it's a redemption story. But can Kylo Ren come back from murdering Han Solo? Director Rian Johnson doesn't even know.
"There's a big part of the story yet to be written and not by me," says Johnson, who will hand the trilogy back to The Force Awakens filmmaker J.J. Abrams for 2019's Episode IX. "But I don't think it's very interesting if the whole story is just 'Will Kylo get his comeuppance?' He's a more complicated character than that and I think he deserves a more complicated story than that. I don't see the point of trying to get behind his mask and learn more about him if all we're going to learn is 'Yeah, he's just an evil bad guy that needs to be killed.'"
Complicated villains are good; we got that with Darth Vader eventually. But do we need to see yet another villain redemption in Star Wars? Sometimes people fall too far and there's no going back.
Summary: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver. It will be released on December 15th.