Sith Lord Actor Discussed Upcoming Changes to Kylo Ren with Larry King
To give credit where credit is due, we didn't know a lot about Darth Vader from the first "Star Wars" movie. He shows up in four or five scenes, chokes out a few dudes like a UFC fighter, and cuts down Obi-Wan Kenobi. All the while, he spouts nonsense about now being a master and our inability to comprehend the "Dark Side." And we loved him for it.
You will fear me for some time, random stranger.
It was only in the sequels and later movies that we understood his connection to our heroes and saw the true depth of his darkness. Fact stands that we needed more than one movie to appreciate him as the tragic villain/hero we know him as now. Which brings us to Kylo Ren.
Kylo was, and is, an interesting villain that just hasn't been given the time to shine just yet. Besides having a clean, iconic look, he mimicked his grandfather and kept his actions minimal in his first movie.
...Except slaughter an entire village. And trash his own space station out of anger. And murder his own father. I mean, Darth Vader let his son go when he had him cornered. If that's not an "I'm-More-Evil-Than-You" win, I don't know what is.
Imagine what I'll do with time for character development.
Recently Adam Driver, the actor who portrays Kylo Ren, sat down with Larry King on "Larry King Now" on Ora.tv to discuss his acting career. Larry fielded questions from Twitter, and a perfect one came up. Twitter user @halfpastpodcast asked what new aspect about Kylo Ren's character Driver was most excited about in the upcoming film, "Star Wars: Episode VIII."
I think, maybe this is such a general answer, but you know - humanity.
Even though it's very much a blockbuster movie, there was no taking that for granted, and that we were forced to be general. There was a lot of plot points that we knew were operating in the first one, that we get to explain more in the second one, to make both of them make sense.