Adam Driver On Potential Star Wars Return: Not Against It
Adam Driver said that he would not mind reprising his role in Kylo Ren (A.K.A. Ben Solo in the Star Wars universe. The Driver debuted in the series as Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (19 Carrie Fisher). Although the Star Wars trilogy received a mixed reception, Driver’s portrayal as Ben has been almost unanimously praised. After sacrificing himself to save Rey (Daisy Ridley), he was murdered in 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.
Fans were upset by Ben’s unsettling death. They felt there was more to the character’s story. Some felt Ben’s decision to sacrifice himself to save someone he loves was too similar to Darth Vader’s story in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Whatever the case, reactions to the end of the character’s story have been mixed. There are still many avenues that Ben could return to after The Rise of Skywalker, despite the Star Wars franchise’s erratic attitude towards character deaths—returning as a Force spirit, a la Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda.
The driver seems to admit this. Driver, 38, stated that he is not against Star Wars Returns in a UNILAD interview. He also said that he does not consider the size or visibility of any given project. However, he will work with filmmakers who are up to his standards. Below are the full statements of the actor.
It’s not something I oppose. It’s a medium for filmmakers, and my only concern is working with great filmmakers. It doesn’t matter how big or small, it has never been interesting to my eyes. Both are interesting. I only follow people that I would be interested in working with and if I’d suit the role. Absolutely not.
The details of the Star Wars stories that will be set after The Rise of Skywalker remain a mystery. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron film was believed to be taking place after the sequel trilogy. However, sources have recently reported that the project has been canceled due to creative differences. The studio seems to be more focused on developing their streaming shows to distance themselves from the divisions created by the sequel trilogy.
The driver was undoubtedly the most important aspect of Disney’s sequel trilogy. No matter the project’s concept, his return to the Star Wars franchise would undoubtedly elicit a lot of interest. Disney should take note of the popularity of the character and think about future stories that make use of Driver’s exceptional acting skills.
Three of the Star Wars original trilogy heroes died in the sequel trilogy. Each in a different movie, but each to redeem Kylo Ren. Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker are the main characters in the original trilogy. While Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian returned for the sequels, the three most prominent heroes were the first three, who passed the torch to the new cast and died in the hope that Kylo Ren would be Ben Solo again.
Leia Organa was active in New Republic politics during the years after the fall of the Empire in the Star Wars continuity. She sought to stop a resurgence. The New Republic’s inability to act and the rise of the First Order, which was a major political party within the New Republic, hampered these efforts. Leia founded the Resistance, a private paramilitary organization that would fight fascism when the New Republic couldn’t. Han Solo returned to his smuggling career and eventually lost his beloved ship, The Millennium Falcon. Luke tried to rebuild the Jedi Order, but, unlike his Legends-era counterparts, he didn’t fix the flaws of the old generation or start a family.
Each of the three heroes was killed in conflict with Adam Driver’s Kyloren, previously known as Ben Solo. Han Solo was killed in Star Wars The Force Awakens after Kylo Ren impaled him at a Starkiller Base showdown. After projecting a lifelike illusion of himself across the galaxy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker could reconnect with the Force and die from exhaustion. Leia, who reached out to her son to help him turn away from the dark side in Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker, exhausted her energy and died.
Each time, the original trilogy hero tried to save Kylo Ren. Han, who does not have Force powers, approached his son in earnest and persuaded him to leave Snoke’s First Order. Despite his best efforts, Han ultimately became the perfect sacrifice for Kylo to master the dark side. As Snoke noted in The Last Jedi, Kylo killed his father, but Han still reached his son.