The next “Star Wars” movie in the sequel trilogy won’t be opening in theaters until 2017, but fans have already started trawling the internet for “Star Wars: Episode 8” spoilers, particularly on questions that were left unanswered in “The Force Awakens.” The latest spoiler making the rounds online pertains to Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and what fans can expect from the character in the upcoming film.
According to Making Star Wars, Kylo will continue to be obsessed with his deceased grandfather, Darth Vader (David Prowse, voiced by James Earl Jones), in “Episode 8.” It can be recalled that Kylo is in possession of Vader’s mask as seen in the 2015 film. As he goes further and further into the dark side, it appears that Kylo will be emulating Darth Vader as the character will reportedly be donning the former Jedi’s cape in the next movie.
Sources told the site that Driver’s character will be wearing a Darth Vader cape in “Episode 8,” which appears to be similar to the latter’s cape in “The Empire Strikes Back.” However, Kylo’s cape is missing the same chain clasp, and it is unclear whether Kylo had his cape made to resemble that of his grandfather’s, or if he was able to procure one of Vader’s capes which fell into the hands of collectors in the “Star Wars” galaxy.
Apart from continuing to pay tribute to his grandfather, will Kylo show some remorse for killing his father, Han Solo (Harrison Ford)? It was previously claimed that Kylo might be a double agent and that he allegedly made it seem as though he killed Han in order to gain the trust of Snoke (Andy Serkis). But it appears as though Driver’s character is truly with the dark side as revealed by director J.J. Abrams in his commentary for the Blu-ray edition of “The Force Awakens.”
In the commentary (via Star Wars News Net), Abrams said that during Kylo and Han’s scene, the former somewhat knows that Snoke is using him, but he is unable to accept it.
“He has gone too far,” said Abrams. “In Kylo’s mind, what he has just done seals the deal. It’s the ultimate proof to Snoke that he is to be trusted, that he will not be seduced by the light.”
“Star Wars: Episode 8” opens in theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.