Cast member Adam Driver teased some details about “Star Wars: Episode 8” in a recent interview. The plot of the movie may focus on the use of terrorism as a tool to achieve victory in the conflict between the First Order and the New Republic.
In an interview with “Larry King Now,” Driver (Kylo Ren) shared some insights about the film and his character, Gamespot reports. When asked about what part of his character he is most excited about to show the fans, the actor said “humanity,” without elaborating.
Kylo Ren is one of the most complex characters in the franchise. The character has been seduced by the Dark Side of the Force, but he regretted murdering his father immediately after the act. Will the character have a change of heart in the next film and switch sides?
When asked whether Kylo Ren will survive “Star Wars: Episode 8” the actor responded by saying "depends on what you're idea of living is..." This suggests that the character will be emotionally scarred after the events in the film.
Another interesting part of the interview about the plot of the upcoming film is the conversation he had with directors J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. Driver pointed out that the films George Lucas made were a response to the Vietnam War, and now the most debated topic in society is terrorism. So, the upcoming movie may reflect this aspect of society with First Order or the New Republic believing in using any means necessary to win.
The comments by Driver seem to confirm a previous leak about “Star Wars: Episode 8.” There is expected to be a terrorist strike on a “dignitary,” who is surrounded by her handmaidens and bodyguards. It is not clear who this character is, and how this connects to the storyline of the film.