When Kylo Ren/Ben Solo was introduced in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, he became an instant fan-favorite for many, despite the generally chilly reception to the trio of films — Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
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Ren — the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess General Leia Organa Solo (Carrie Fisher), and the nephew of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — has a complicated story within the Star Wars universe, beginning as a powerful Force user under his uncle’s tutelage, becoming the leader of the Knights of Ren after murdering Ren, and culminating as Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) savior after a redemption arc, not unlike his grandfather, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.
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Driver — who recently confirmed that he would consider a return to the Star Wars franchise — has now shared details about some of the incredibly cool props he stole from Star Wars movie sets over the years.
He told BBC Radio 1 host Ali Plumb:
“I have lots of stuff. I for sure have a helmet — I have two helmets actually, a lightsaber, I have stuff from The Dead Don’t Die. Every movie I try to take [something].”
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The Last Duel star also quipped that he sometimes wears his “stolen” Kylo Ren helmet when he drives, “just to confuse people”.
The former United States Marine also went on to share another amusing anecdote, proving he has much more of a sense of humor than his Star Wars character:
“I take a lot of pictures, too. Sometimes I take things that are on the set, like I have a bunch of stuff from Annette, The Last Duel. I have my machete from The Dead Don’t Die that I killed zombies with. I take all sorts of stuff. Then I keep them in a room and I just pray to myself as an homage to all the things that I’ve done.”
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At this time, few sequel trilogy actors outside of Driver have expressed interest in returning to the Star Wars franchise. Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), and John Boyega (Finn) have all indicated they have finished with a galaxy far, far away.
Currently, there are continuing rumors of a Kylo Ren prequel series as Lucasfilm focuses on expanding their Disney+ offerings. This has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy or any other executives, however.
Presumably, this series would show the events after Solo burned down Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi Temple, chronicling how Darth Vader’s grandson joined forces with Supreme Leader Snoke prior to the events of The Force Awakens, which is set about 25 years after George Lucas’s original trilogy ended with Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).
You can watch the House of Gucci leading man’s full BBC interview below:
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What do you think about the Star Wars props Adam Driver stole over the years?