Star Wars Writer Says Kylo Ren's Origin Story Might Disappoint Fans

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
September 21, 2019  12:00 PM


There is little doubt that people are hoping to know how Ben Solo became Kylo Ren. Luckily, the origin story will be explored in a new comic book series that will also reveal more details about the Knights of Ren. But be warned, the writer who penned Kylo's backstory says some fans will not be pleased with what they will learn.

Charles Soule is the writer behind Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren and he spoke about the upcoming comic book series at Fan Expo Toronto (via CBR). Interestingly, Soule discussed how difficult it is to work on a character's story in the Star Wars Universe.

"Any significant change in Star Wars, that isn't just a little shade of a character that we know really well, it's vetted to make sure that it feels like Star Wars, that it fits within the Star Wars Universe, that it balances within the story universe, and that isn't in conflict with the Story Group," Soule said. "So you're in this weird game of chess with invisible chess players, you can't see the moves, and the only people who have a sense of the board are not really playing it with the story."

With that out of the way, Soule stated that some might be disappointed with what they will learn in The Rise of Kylo Ren.

"Sometimes Star Wars stories are like telling a great story and having a great time playing in this sandbox. And other times, Star Wars jobs are like 'OK, we'll give you an incredibly key piece of the overall mythology that you have to nail.' You guys would not be very happy with me if I screw this up. And everyone here might not be very happy with the choices that I made," he said.

Well, at least we were given fair warning. Either way, we're still looking forward to learning more about Kylo later this year.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren will be released on December 4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.

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