Kylo Ren Burdened By Death Of His Father In The Last Jedi

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Star Wars fans were surprised by how J.J. Abrams decided to end the Star Wars franchise's very first sequel trilogy installment, The Force Awakens. No one was really expecting Harrison Ford's aged smuggler Han Solo to die by the hand of his own son.

Now, as the trilogy moves on to the sequel trilogy's next installment, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson teases how the death of Han will weigh on Adam Driver's Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens sequel.

Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair for its 40thStar Wars Anniversary cover, Johnson hints that the pain Kylo Ren's facial scar reminds him of might bare the same psychological pain he feels inside after killing his father.


"I feel like almost everyone is in that rehabilitation state [at the beginning of The Last Jedi]. You know, I don't think that patricide is all that it's cracked up to be. Maybe that's where Kylo Ren is starting from. His external scar is probably as much an internal one."

While Renmight seem like a monster for putting a saber through his own father, fans have to remember that the character is also human. After all when Snoke asked him to do what he did back in The Force Awakens, Ben Solo seemed lost and pained. Now, he'll have to carry a heavier burden in The Last Jedi, prompting the question whether it will slow down his path towards the Dark Side or whether it will hasten his transformation.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres on December 15, 2017.

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