UPDATED WITH HD IMAGES! New Info on Kylo Ren and Nine New Images From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’!


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by: Jay Carlson

We might not be getting a new trailer or new behind the scenes footage, but Entertainment Weekly has released nine new images and bits of information from Star Wars: The Force Awakens for us to ponder and drool over.

The Hollywood Reporter points out an interesting bit from Entertainment Weekly’s piece, “A new twist to the family drama, the magazine reveals offhandedly, is that Luke’s sister Leia now has her own lightsaber… and it’s the one that Darth Vader used to use, before his death.” (UPDATE: Upon reading  Entertainment Weekly’s original post, it seems Leia has Luke’s lightsaber that he received in A New Hope. The one that was lost after he lost his hand in Empire Strikes Back. This is info that has been out there for quite some time.)

There’s also been some interesting bits of information about villain Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver like, his fixation on Darth Vader, “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.”

Abrams also elaborates a bit on the villains unique lightsaber, “The lightsaber is something that he built himself, and is as dangerous and as fierce and as ragged as the character.”

Where the name Kylo Ren comes from is a huge new piece of the puzzle as well. “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.”



3 thoughts on “UPDATED WITH HD IMAGES! New Info on Kylo Ren and Nine New Images From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’!

  1. The actual quote re: the lightsaber is:

    “Princess Leia (Fisher) has come into possession of the lightsaber once possessed by her father, Darth Vader, and later lost by Luke (Hamill) when Vader separated him from his arm during that “join me” duel in The Empire Strikes Back.”

    So, Leia doesn’t have Vader’s red lightsaber, just Anakin’s blue one, which we saw in the second teaser.

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