On Screen: Who is Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?


Thanks to EW and JJ Abrams we get a little insight of who Kylo Ren is who is described as a Darth Vader obsessive.

“The movie explains the origins of the mask and where it’s from, but the design was meant to be a nod to the Vader mask,” Abrams says. “[Ren] is well aware of what’s come before, and that’s very much a part of the story of the film.”

“The lightsaber is something that he built himself, and is as dangerous and as fierce and as ragged as the character,”

“He is a character who came to the name Kylo Ren when he joined a group called the Knights of Ren,” Abrams says. “He is not your prototypical mustache-twirling bad guy. He is a little bit more complex than that, and it was a great joy to work with Adam Driver on this role, because he threw himself into it in a deep and remarkable way.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in theaters on December 18, 2015.