Star Wars: Adam Driver Explains Why The Force Awakens Title was Important

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The right title could make or break a film. This is especially true with the Star Wars movies since the subtitles always offer a glimpse at what fans can look forward to. Not surprisingly, Adam Driver has offered an explanation on why director J.J. Abrams made the right call giving the first sequel trilogy film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Driver recently spoke to Xilla Valentine about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but also discussed how he prepared for his role as Kylo Ren in the sequel trilogy. Interestingly, the Logan Lucky actor shared how Abrams helped him consider Kylo's story when the director chose The Force Awakens as Episode VII's subtitle.

"As far as overall journey, in my first meetings with J.J. he kind of set this arc of this character that I really related to. And then for six years you kind of have in the back of your mind where that character starts in the last movie. Nobody knew how it ended, even when we started it no one knew how it ended," Driver said. He then added that he took the subtitle of Episode VII very seriously.


"The title of the first one being The Force Awakens is something that I really took to heart for him. It's not only The Force that awakens for the light, but it's the dark. And again, J.J. gave me this thing to think about for what turned out to be a six-year journey of how he evolves. Which hopefully come to fruition in a way in [The Rise of Skywalker]," Driver concluded.

It's interesting to note that Driver admitted he didn't know how Kylo's story will eventually end. Nevertheless, his performance in The Rise of Skywalker confirmed that Kylo will be one of the most memorable characters in the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still screening in theaters worldwide.

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