What’s next for Adam Driver in Star Wars?

As Supreme Leader of the First Order Kylo Ren, Adam Driver gave us a villain for the ages. Torn between the Light Side and the Dark Side of the force, Driver gave a great new look at the trapped-between-good-and-bad trope that has driven Star Wars stories since its inception.

Star Wars fans can’t get enough of Kylo Ren. Since his death in Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, there have been clamoring voices calling for more of Driver in the Star Wars universe.

With Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen set to return to the Star Wars universe for Kenobi, and the returns of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill for the sequel trilogy breaking the internet when it was announced, actors and actresses seem to always return to the galaxy far, far away.

Is a return in the cards for Driver?

Adam Driver shut down return in a 2019 interview, but all hope is not lost

Sorry fans, but if Driver is to be believed, he won’t be returning to Star Wars anytime soon.

In an interview with Le Matin in December 2019, Driver told the Swiss paper he planned on working on other projects and did not see a return to Star Wars coming any time soon.

This is not at all on the agenda. This experience will forever remain one of the highlights of my career, but I aspire to other adventures.

Driver seems set on doing other films. In the time since that interview, he’s starred in the Oscar-nominated Marriage Story alongside Marvel-alum Scarlett Johansson and is set to play Maurizio Gucci in Ridley Scott’s upcoming House of Gucci.

However, if rumors are to be believed, things have changed in the time since his interview with Le Matin.

In August 2020, Corey Van Dyke of Kessel Run Transmissions shared that Lucasfilm was reportedly working on a new project with Kylo Ren set as the main character.

Whether or not this rumor is true, or if it would even include a return for Driver to the role remains to be seen.

The odds seem stacked against a return to Star Wars for the award-winning actor any time soon. But as a wise, wise man once said: “Never tell me the odds”