I think we can all agree that one of the highlights of the was ‘s son, Ben. A new rumor now suggests that the dark lord’s may not be done with the saga just yet. But how likely is a ?
Popular Kylo Ren may live on past the third
Former certainly had a heck of a time in the , with Adam Driver’s performance being one of the few universally praised elements the films had to offer.
According to a rumor from Kessel Run Transmissions’ Corey Van Dyke, is aware of this popularity and plans to cash in on the ‘s brand value by creating a new project focused on expanding . Allegedly, this could either be a new solo or a television similar to ‘s widely successful Mandalorian .
Van Dyke’s report says it isn’t clear whether the project would take place before the or after the conclusion of the .
The rumor does, however, add credence to the report that Mark Hamill, may continue to play a younger Luke via CGI. If the Kylo Ren does take place before The — perhaps even featuring flashbacks — Ren’s master and Uncle Luke would be an essential . veteran,
Kylo Ren was famously retconned in The Rise of Skywalker to become far more sympathetic than the Supreme Leader that we saw in The Last Jedi. Ren’s helmet was even restored as apparently everything from that film had to be changed (thanks J.J). Kylo Ren’s story became much more about a redemption arc, just like Darth Vader’s before him, despite most Star Wars fans thinking that him going full Sith lord villain would’ve been more interesting.
The character even showed the ability to use force healing, something we’d never seen before that movie when Rey used it on him after their battle on the ruined second death star. If a Kylo Ren Star Wars return did really happen, we expect he’d be a lot more sympathetic and very obviously seduced to the dark side by Snoke / The Emperor.
Would Adam Driver even want a ?
Adam Driver has been as vocal as co-star John Boyega about not returning to the franchise. Just after the launch of The Rise of Looper reported that a return to the was ‘not on [his] agenda‘ and that he ‘aspire[s] to other adventures‘.
With Oscar-winning hits like and BlackKKlansman under his belt, Driver is certainly an in high demand. It, therefore, seems unlikely we’ll see Driver back as Kylo, though a can dream. Perhaps ten years down the line he’ll change his mind and we’ll get a Kylo in a future .
What are your thoughts on this rumor? Could the ‘not quite a‘ baddie return? Let us know in the comments below.