Kylo Ren doesn’t need redemption, says Adam Driver
Will Kylo Ren find some sort of redemption? That’s one of the many lingering questions moviegoers will carry into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Well, according the man himself, actor Adam Driver, who has portrayed the character in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, the answer is no — the man who killed Han Solo does not need a redemptive finale, but only because he might have already had one.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Driver pointed out that Kylo Ren sees the world from a different perspective, and in so doing has made decisions based on his personal world view.
“[Kylo Ren] has a different identity, a different definition of what redemption is,” Driver explained. “He’s already been redeemed in his story. I don’t think there is a thought of redemption. He doesn’t have an outside lens of the events, you know — you know what I mean? That’s more of an outsider’s view of his world.”
That’s certainly an interesting perspective. What do you think? Does Kylo Ren need to find some sort of redemption? Is the freshly-minted Supreme Leader of the First Order too far gone to be redeemed having killed Han Solo and contributed to the deaths of billions across the galaxy? Let us know in the comments below!
Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.