The actor who performed Kylo Ren within the Star Wars sequel trilogy revealed that the villain was not initially speculated to redeem himself in the long run.
“J.J. Abrams walked me by means of what he needed to do with the character, however you had to enroll and be like, ‘I’m gonna do it,’ and as soon as I did that, I went to London to star for pre-production,” Driver recalled throughout an look on The Wealthy Eisen Present. “And it’s like, ‘there’s a tiny room down the corridor, you possibly can go in there and skim the script.’ And so I used to be studying it for the primary time.”
He continued, “I had an general arc that in thoughts that [Abrams] needed to do. His concept was that [Kylo’s] journey was the alternative journey of Vader, the place Vader begins probably the most assured and probably the most dedicated to the darkish aspect. After which by the final film, he’s probably the most weak and weak. He needed to start out with the alternative. This character was probably the most confused and weak, and by the tip of the three motion pictures, he can be probably the most dedicated to the darkish aspect. I attempted to maintain that arc in thoughts, regardless if that wound up not being the journey anyway, as a result of it modified whereas capturing. However I used to be nonetheless centered on that.”
Driver performed Kylo Ren in The Drive Awakens, The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. It was The Final Jedi director Rian Johnson who steered the character into one other course.
“The final one, it became being, you recognize, about them and the dyad, and issues like that,” Driver added. “And evolving into Ben Solo. That was by no means part of it. He was Ben Solo from the start, however there was by no means a model the place we’d see Ben Solo after I first signed up for it.”