There is still Light inside Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). According to Rian Johnson, the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) will grapple with his actions in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Appeal To Ben
After killing his own father in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The old smuggler went to the Starkiller Base in order to prevent the weapon from destroying another planet and bring his son back home. However, Kylo Ren, without a flinch, drove his lightsaber through his father and fought Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega).
However, it looks like the Knight of Ren still has a tiny bit of conscience tugging at his heartstrings. Johnson shared to Vanity Fair that the decision to kill Han Solo will affect Kylo Ren moving forward.
“You know, I don’t think that patricide is all that it’s cracked up to be,” he shared to the publication. “Maybe that’s where Kylo Ren is starting from. His external scar is probably as much an internal one.”
This confirms that Kylo Ren’s struggle between the Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force is still not over. There is still a chance that the character will emerge to become the hero of the new trilogy. Maybe Han Solo can fulfill his promise to bring Ben back home after all, just not in the way that he anticipated.
Or perhaps his mother Leia can lead him back to the Light Side. Earlier this month, there was a rumor claiming that Episode VIII will feature a showdown between General Leia and Supreme Leader Snoke.
How his guilt will play a role in his mission to finish what Darth Vader has started remains to be seen. The plot remains under wraps and the first trailer did not reveal much about what is coming. The movie is expected to challenge not just Kylo, but Rey, Finn, Poe (Oscar Isaac) and even Luke.
Mark Hamill Laments Luke’s Absence In The Force Awakens
Aside from five seconds of screentime at the end of the movie, Hamill’s Luke Skywalker was absent from J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He missed one of the most heartbreaking moments in the history of the franchise: the death of his old friend and ally Han Solo.
Hamill has previously expressed that he wished he could have had one final scene with Ford and, recently, he shared how he would have wanted the infamous death scene to play out if he had his way.
“Now, remember, one of the plots in the earlier films was the telepathic communication between my sister and me,” he pointed out. The actor explained that, in his version of the scene, Leia would have sensed that Han was in danger. She will try to contact Luke to ask for help, but she will not succeed. (After all, Luke is in a self-imposed exile.) She will go to the Starkiller Base by herself and then Luke will come busting in, saving her from Stormtroopers.
“Then we’re in the situation where all three of us are together, which is one of my favorite things in the original film when we were on the Death Star,” he recounted. “[T]he two of us go to where Han is facing off with his son, but we’re too late.”
he also explained that he thinks witnessing the death of Han in the hands of a family member will provide an emotional resonance that will be carried into the next two movies. However, he did appreciate Abrams’ version and the audience’s reaction towards it. “I’ve never been more happy to be wrong,” he said.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on Dec. 15.
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