Why Kylo Ren Isn't A Villain, According To Adam Driver

Everything that we’ve seen regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens points to the fact that Kylo Ren is going to be the film’s villain. Not only did he admit in the trailer that he wanted to finish what Darth Vader has started, but he’s also repeatedly looked rather ominous, while it also helps that everyone from J.J. Abrams to Daisy Ridley has confirmed that Kylo Ren will be the baddie for the film. But there’s one man who doesn’t think Kylo Ren is all that bad, and that’s the actor who is playing him: Adam Driver.

However, rather than trying to endorse the antics that Kylo Ren gets up to in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver admitted that he’s taken such a stance so that he can portray him to the best of his abilities. And anyone who has ever seen Adam Driver in anything knows that his abilities can stretch quite far. Speaking to Empire Online, Adam Driver gave us an insight into how he prepared to portray Kylo Ren, and from the sound of things he connected to his drive and determination

When they think of their actions as morally justified, it makes them dangerous and unpredictable. There’s no level they won’t go to to accomplish what they’re after. I never thought of the character as an evil person.

Empire Online have also uploaded a brand new image of Kylo Ren wielding his lightsaber as he is flanked by two Stormtroopers, as they stand amongst flaming ruins, which is pretty damn special to gaze upon too.

While, of course, Adam Driver must have felt as though all of his Christmases had come at once when he was offered the role of Kylo Ren by J.J. Abrams, it’s also a major coup for the film itself that the actor decided to sign up for the role too. In fact, it speaks volumes for what Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and everyone involved with Star Wars: The Force Awakens promised to do that they managed to convince Driver the part was right for him.

That's because anyone who has ever heard Adam Driver talk about his work as an actor knows how refreshingly professional and serious he takes his parts. So, there’s no way that he wouldn’t have thought long and hard about signing up to play Kylo Ren. And from the looks of things in trailers like the one below, he is the perfect man to play the part.

We are now less than a month away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally being in our lives, as it will finally hit cinemas on December 18, 2015. At which point we’ll all either mourn or celebrate, before all of our focus and attention will turn to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Gregory Wakeman