As we’ve just told you, Entertainment Weekly will be featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the cover of the their Fall Movie Preview, specifically the enigmatic Kylo Ren. Well, now directly from EW’s site and their exclusive look at Episode VII, we have more information and photos that will be in the magazine when it hits shelves on Friday, later this week.
First up, a closer look at Kylo Ren:
Kylo Ren from Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive inside look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Lucasfilm
EW has learned from the mouth of J.J. Abrams himself, that “Ren” in Kylo Ren’s name, is a title, much like “Darth” in Darth Vader.
"“He is a character who came to the name Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights of Ren.”"
Whoa! That’s a huge reveal in itself. Abrams continues:
"“He is not your prototypical mustache-twirling bad guy. He is a little bit more complex than that, and it was a great joy to work with Adam Driver on this role, because he threw himself into it in a deep and remarkable way.”"
For months now, the on-going rumor is that Kylo Ren is one of our Original Trilogy hero’s son. If Kylo is more complex than some simple, singular minded big-bad Sith, then maybe that rumor holds water. What is his real name? Who are his parents? This reveal is actually huge and could hold the key to the entire plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Lawrence Kasdan, the legendary screenwriter of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and now Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, as well as the upcoming Han Solo anthology film, had this to say:
"“I’ve written four Star Wars movies now, and there’s never been a character quite like the one that Adam plays. I think you’re going to see something that’s brand new to the saga.”"
Kasdan goes on to talk about how Kylo Ren is full of emotion, and compares how we in our real lives either express ourselves to the world, or hide it, we all are “roiling with emotion.” The screenwriter goes on to say that he wants his characters to react that way as well, and that they will have to deal with these emotions as best they can.
Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as we continue to bring you more information from Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive cover of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.